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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Saturday 8 February, 2020

WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising'

Five British nationals, including a child, have now tested positive for the virus in France.

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Ighalo won't join Man United's training camp due to fears over coronavirus travel restrictions

United are concerned that Ighalo may not be allowed back into the country if he joins them for their warm-weather break in Spain.

# coronavirus - Friday 7 February, 2020

Coronavirus death toll rises as 'chronic shortage' of medical masks emerges

At least 31,000 have been infected by the virus.

At least 61 people on cruise ship off Japan coast test positive for coronavirus

Passengers on the ship have been asked to stay inside their cabins to prevent new infections.

An Post suspends all mail to China as coronavirus outbreak spreads

There have been no cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland.

Whistleblower doctor who raised alarm about coronavirus dies from the illness

More than 630 people in China have now died from the virus.

15 suspected cases of coronavirus in Ireland, but no confirmed cases

The HSE said that good cough and sneeze hygiene, with regular hand washing, is the best way to keep well.

# coronavirus - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'This is not a Chinese disease': Concerns derogatory language may stop coronavirus sufferers coming forward HSE

Third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in England

More than 28,000 people are now known to be infected worldwide in the outbreak.

China scrambles for bed spaces as coronavirus death toll reaches over 550

More than 28,000 people are known to be infected across the country.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Irish government gives €500k to WHO to help battle coronavirus

More than 20 countries now have confirmed cases of the virus.

From The42 Tokyo organisers 'extremely worried' about impact of coronavirus on 2020 Olympics Tokyo 2020

Tokyo organisers 'extremely worried' about impact of coronavirus on 2020 Olympics

IOC officials say they have ‘full confidence’ that the situation can be addressed.

At least 10 people infected with coronavirus on board Japan cruise ship

Tests are being carried out on samples taken from 273 of the 3,711 people on board.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Coronavirus: Department of Foreign Affairs advises Irish people in China to leave if their presence is 'not essential'

A new updated warning advises people to “avoid non-essential” travel.

Death toll rises above 400 as China admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response

The World Health Organisation said the number of cases will keep growing because tests are pending on thousands of suspected cases.

# coronavirus - Monday 3 February, 2020

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Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS

China has also made an appeal for medical masks and protective suits.

# coronavirus - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300 Philippines This post contains videos

Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300

The outbreak has been declared an international public health emergency.

# coronavirus - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Coronavirus: Around 12,000 cases of infection as death toll rises to 259

The UK Foreign Office said that it was withdrawing its staff members based in China.

Opinion: One minute it's a family holiday, the next we're housebound in China - one Irishman's coronavirus story

Greg McDonough is an Irishman living in China. He’s currently stuck in a town with his wife and child.

# coronavirus - Friday 31 January, 2020

Three Irish citizens evacuated from Wuhan begin fortnight in UK quarantine

There have been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK so far.

Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus

There has been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK.

The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland?

On this week’s podcast, our experts fill you in on everything you need to know.

# coronavirus - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Two cruise passengers test negative for coronavirus - but passengers not to disembark until tomorrow

Around 1,140 people who had been due to disembark at the Civitavecchia port earlier today, but will have to stay onboard the ship.

Coronavirus declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation

The organisation urged “leaders in all countries to take immediate action”.

Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China

A separate flight is leaving for the UK at 9pm Irish time tonight.

Coronavirus deaths in China spike as global health emergency could be declared today

The Department of Foreign Affairs has begun advising Irish citizens against all non-essential travel to China.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.

Trinity students advised to cancel study trip to China amid coronavirus fears

A number of colleges have issued advice to their students.

British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China as coronavirus death toll rises

The death toll from the virus has reached 132.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Japan, EU, US and South Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

All cases had involved people who had been in or near Wuhan, but Japan and Germany have now reported human-to-human cases.

Coronavirus case confirmed in Germany as death toll reaches 106 in China

In the US, authorities have warned citizens against all non-essential travel to China.

Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China

There have not been any confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland, or in the UK.

# coronavirus - Monday 27 January, 2020

Irish people now advised to avoid entire province of Hubei due to coronavirus

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised people to avoid the province of Hubei.

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases

China’s health minister warned that the virus seems to be spreading more easily.

# coronavirus - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Wuhan mayor expecting thousands more cases of coronavirus to be confirmed

The US consulate also announced it will evacuate personnel on a charter flight back to the US.

Coronavirus death toll rises to 56 as US consulate prepares evacuation from Wuhan

Cases have been found in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the US, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Australia and Canada.

# coronavirus - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Coronavirus: Chinese President Xi Jinping says country facing 'grave situation'

1,287 cases of the deadly virus have been found so far in total.

# coronavirus - Friday 24 January, 2020

Coronavirus reaches Europe as France confirms three cases

The two confirmed cases, the first in Europe, were announced by the health minister Agnes Buzyn.

Explainer: What is coronavirus and should we be worried? Coronavirus This post contains videos

Explainer: What is coronavirus and should we be worried?

At present, the new virus appears to be “weaker” than SARS in its current form.

Coronavirus death toll rises to 25 in China as 10 cities put on lockdown

Chinese authorities have confirmed 830 cases of the deadly new virus, most in the city of Wuhan.