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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas

Trump is pushing universities and schools to fully open when the new academic year starts in September.

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen

The virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From The42 Six Premiership rugby players test positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Six Premiership rugby players test positive for Covid-19

A further four non-playing staff have also tested positive after 804 tests on Monday.

Almost 90% of middle-ranking gardaí want spit hoods to remain as part of garda kit

The AGSI has reported that dealings with the public during the pandemic have been overwhelmingly positive.

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you

Wellness experts Margaret Young and Laura Linehan say many of us are experiencing lots of mixed emotions as we emerge from months of lockdown.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization WHO

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization

The withdrawal is effective in one year – 6 July 2021.

Limerick council waives fees for business street tables and chairs for remainder of year

The Council has also announced free on-street parking on Saturdays in July and August.

Coronavirus: One further death and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald called for a 12-week extension to maternity leave and pay.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters.

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

The app was officially launched this morning.

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

# coronavirus - Monday 6 July, 2020

The HSE's Covid-19 tracing app went live this evening - here's what it looks like

The information stored on the app will not be transferred to a centralised server.

Dr Glynn on crowds drinking outside: 'If gatherings like that continue to happen, it's inevitable we'll run into problems'

The acting chief medical officer said today that if people make the wrong choices “we could end back up where we were”.

Minister takes a 'very dim view' of private hospitals profiteering from €275 for Covid-19 test

Patients are being told they must have the test prior to having treatment at the private hospital.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From The42 RFU announces plans to make 139 staff redundant Cutbacks

RFU announces plans to make 139 staff redundant

The English union has suffered significant financial pain because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Personnel absence and anonymous data caused delayed reporting of 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater Hospital

The 244 cases related to healthcare workers at the Dublin hospital.

HSE Chief Clinical Officer calls for mandatory quarantine for arrivals from high virus rate countries

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the mandatory detention of those arriving into Ireland is ‘not workable’.

Taoiseach says full reopening of pubs on 20 July 'could be delayed' if the rules are flouted

Meanwhile the LVA said that the images of drinkers in Dublin over the weekend were a major concern.

Broadway star Nick Cordero dies due to coronavirus complications

The actor spent 95 days in hospital and was awaiting a double lung transplant before he died.

Fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety: What we now know about the longer-term effects of Covid-19

Some patients who recovered at home have reported fatigue and other symptoms weeks after their diagnosis.

# coronavirus - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Second regional lockdown in as many days in Spain as 70,000 people in Galicia face fresh restrictions

All residents of the town of La Marina, 140 kilometres east of La Coruna, will be unable to leave the vicinity under the restrictions.

Coronavirus: No deaths reported today as 18 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

'It felt like All Ireland final night': Images of packed crowds in Dublin city last night prompt criticism

Former health minister Simon Harris was critical of the crowds gathering in the city, saying “we’ve come too far to go back”.

Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work

Peter McPartlin and Úna Herlihy work in Irish media and have built The Indie List to link up employers with creative freelancers.

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# coronavirus - Saturday 4 July, 2020

In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months

Staff who work with Simon Community say the last few months have been a struggle.

Cloud cast over US holiday weekend on yet another record day for new cases of Covid-19

Over 11,000 cases were recorded today in Florida, alone.

Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases

There was a significant rise in cases in the Segria area.

Coronavirus: One further death and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed in an update from the Department of Health this evening.

English pub still to re-open for business today despite car crashing through it in the early hours Kent This post contains videos

English pub still to re-open for business today despite car crashing through it in the early hours

The pub landlord said the hard work to get ready to re-open had been undone by the incident.

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

Pubs and barbers return on England's 'Super Saturday'

A major easing of lockdown measures will see restaurants and cinemas also able to open their doors again in England.

Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you

The award-winning chef is encouraging everyone to stay away from the runways during Covid-19 and instead travel the roads of Ireland to support local tourism.

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising

Pubs were this week warned of the consequences of failing to follow the current guidance.

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