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# coronavirus - Monday 12 April, 2021

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS
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# Proposal

Leinster Rugby submit plans to assess use of rapid antigen testing for safe return of fans to the RDS

Apr 12th 2021, 12:36 PM 17,834 Views 18 Comments

The capacity for this proof of concept match will be capped at 2,000 supporters.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to 65-69s and the registration system?

Apr 12th 2021, 12:04 PM 23,391 Views 0 Comments

The registration system for this cohort is due to launch shortly.

'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

'There are many reasons for hope': New Covid-19 admissions to hospital fall to November levels

Apr 12th 2021, 11:02 AM 17,643 Views 27 Comments

Weekend figures have fallen compared to recent weeks.

India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by Covid-19
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by Covid-19

Apr 12th 2021, 9:58 AM 18,232 Views 29 Comments

India reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases.

Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Stephen Donnelly says capping arrivals from states on hotel quarantine list 'possible' in future

Apr 12th 2021, 9:35 AM 24,779 Views 71 Comments

Several more countries were added to the list last week.

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return

Apr 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 14,642 Views 66 Comments

A million students and staff are back in school today.

Here's everything you need to know about the Covid-19 restrictions changing from today
# Easing
# Easing

Here's everything you need to know about the Covid-19 restrictions changing from today

Apr 12th 2021, 6:05 AM 59,025 Views 53 Comments

Restrictions around travel, outdoor meetings, schools and construction have been loosened.

# coronavirus - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Ex-Italy rugby captain Cuttitta dies aged 54
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Ex-Italy rugby captain Cuttitta dies aged 54

Apr 11th 2021, 9:50 PM 11,256 Views 2 Comments

He competed in two World Cups in 1991 and 1995, and his country’s first matches in the Six Nations tournament which they joined in 2000.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 303 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 303 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Apr 11th 2021, 4:30 PM 102,805 Views 114 Comments

This is the lowest number of daily cases since the middle of December.

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak

Apr 11th 2021, 3:44 PM 50,646 Views 14 Comments

Officials warned that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh wave of infections.

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Apr 11th 2021, 2:11 PM 14,000 Views 21 Comments

Northern Ireland hit a million vaccine doses in its rollout programme this week.

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future

Apr 11th 2021, 1:03 PM 36,553 Views 77 Comments

All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital
# Admissions
# Admissions

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital

Apr 11th 2021, 12:22 PM 23,381 Views 15 Comments

Over 1,045,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland.

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout

Apr 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 22,653 Views 40 Comments

Some in government are concerned that bureaucracy will prevent short-notice additional hires that may be needed later on.

# coronavirus - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 455 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 455 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 10th 2021, 4:10 PM 99,303 Views 138 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET in a statement.

'The light is shining a little brighter': Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'The light is shining a little brighter': Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 2:07 PM 34,724 Views 44 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid described the figures as a ‘good start to the weekend’.

# coronavirus - Friday 9 April, 2021

World Cup winner De Rossi hospitalised with Covid-19 - reports
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# Coronavirus

World Cup winner De Rossi hospitalised with Covid-19 - reports

Apr 9th 2021, 9:06 PM 6,674 Views 5 Comments

The 37-year-old was one of four members of Italy’s staff who were infected during recent 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Apr 9th 2021, 2:23 PM 12,977 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
# Review
# Review

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Apr 9th 2021, 1:58 PM 29,276 Views 32 Comments

It comes amid reports of four blood clot cases, one of them fatal.

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January

Updated Apr 9th 2021, 1:05 PM 23,505 Views 35 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 53 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 400 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Ireland.
Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
# Australia
# Australia

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Apr 9th 2021, 7:09 AM 23,322 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors

Apr 9th 2021, 6:55 AM 16,009 Views 7 Comments

The recipient is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation.

Mandatory quarantine hotels concerns: 'There’s nothing to stop someone from opening their door and walking out'
# Mandatory Quarantine Hotel
# Mandatory Quarantine Hotel

Mandatory quarantine hotels concerns: 'There’s nothing to stop someone from opening their door and walking out'

Apr 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 25,319 Views 32 Comments

Earlier this week, three women absconded from the Crowne Plaza near Dublin Airport.

# coronavirus - Thursday 8 April, 2021

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine
# Quarantine Hotels
# Quarantine Hotels

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 PM 46,894 Views 37 Comments

Contact tracing also found that people most commonly mentioned shopping and work as possible sources of transmission.

'Stable, potentially improving situation': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Stable, potentially improving situation': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Apr 8th 2021, 8:08 PM 37,270 Views 50 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
# Covid19
# Covid19

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Apr 8th 2021, 7:16 PM 22,770 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays
# Covid19
# Covid19

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays

Apr 8th 2021, 6:10 PM 74,170 Views 98 Comments

Some GPs have opted not to sign up to vaccinate high risk groups due to the pressure and stress of the programme to date.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 8th 2021, 5:58 PM 68,788 Views 73 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland

Apr 8th 2021, 3:47 PM 51,211 Views 120 Comments

Close to 19% of the eligible population will have received their first dose by the end of today.

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

Apr 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 53,632 Views 40 Comments

John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Brazil president rejects lockdown despite record Covid-19 death toll
# Bolsonaro
# Bolsonaro

Brazil president rejects lockdown despite record Covid-19 death toll

Apr 7th 2021, 9:31 PM 53,043 Views 46 Comments

Brazil’s Health Ministry registered 4,195 deaths yesterday.

AstraZeneca vaccine has possible link to rare cases of unusual blood clots, EMA finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

AstraZeneca vaccine has possible link to rare cases of unusual blood clots, EMA finds

Updated Apr 7th 2021, 6:05 PM 30,186 Views 89 Comments

NIAC has said its current advice about the use of this vaccine in Ireland still applies.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 7th 2021, 5:57 PM 76,220 Views 94 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list
# Covid19
# Covid19

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list

Apr 7th 2021, 1:08 PM 39,499 Views 66 Comments

France, Italy and Germany could join Austria on the list.

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands

Apr 7th 2021, 11:02 AM 99,117 Views 322 Comments

The three unions tabled a joint motion on the issue.

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions
# University Of Oxford
# University Of Oxford

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions

Apr 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 27,925 Views 63 Comments

University of Oxford researchers have estimated that one in three survivors were diagnosed with such a condition in the following six months.

Covid-19: Number of hospital patients drops to 220 as Ireland set to deliver one-millionth vaccine dose
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Number of hospital patients drops to 220 as Ireland set to deliver one-millionth vaccine dose

Apr 7th 2021, 7:27 AM 20,004 Views 45 Comments

The figures are continuing to fall across the country.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults

Apr 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 17,697 Views 31 Comments

Officials said that “no safety concerns” have been identified in the trial itself.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 6th 2021, 5:20 PM 75,495 Views 101 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

Covid-19: Ireland's one-millionth vaccine dose to be given this week as number of hospital patients rises
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Ireland's one-millionth vaccine dose to be given this week as number of hospital patients rises

Apr 6th 2021, 7:32 AM 33,257 Views 61 Comments

The majority of hospital cases are based in Dublin.