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# coronavirus - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Poll: Should all pubs be allowed to reopen on 10 August? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all pubs be allowed to reopen on 10 August?

NPHET is to deliver its advice on the matter to the government today.

Millions in Philippines latest to be hit with stay-at-home order as cases soar internationally

The World Health Organisation has warned against relying on a vaccine as a ‘silver bullet’ to end the pandemic.

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic Exclusive

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

# coronavirus - Monday 3 August, 2020

All children who are not at-risk expected to return to school, and can miss a max of 20 days off school

This includes children whose parents or other relatives may be at risk, or who may be anxious about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cabinet to discuss dropping countries from Green List and random testing at airports

Malta and Cyprus are among the countries that may be removed from Ireland’s green list this week.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland

One experience teacher who returned from Australia said she battled the Teaching Council to be allowed transfer her qualifications to Ireland, but eventually gave up.

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks Hsa

State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks

Covid-19 inspectors from the HSA have inspected over 1,500 workplaces since mid-June.

# coronavirus - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Health Minister says random testing at airports is to be introduced

Stephen Donnelly refused to be drawn on the impending decision on whether to allow pubs to reopen.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 53 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Today’s case numbers mean the five-day average is now 47.

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak Covid-19 This post contains videos

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews blamed the continuing rise in cases on people flouting stay-at-home orders.

Opinion: The food service industry must handle Covid-19 hygiene risks with plastic-free packaging

Tommy McLoughlin of Butterfly Cup outlines why the fight to get rid of plastic must continue in the midst of the Covid-19 changes.

# coronavirus - Saturday 1 August, 2020

'Do not organise or attend house parties': Dr Ronan Glynn issues warning amid 'concerning trend'

Glynn has also asked workplaces to review their procedures and protocols.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 45 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Today’s case numbers come on the back of 38 cases being confirmed yesterday and 85 on Thursday.

Covid 'trade off': Pubs in England may have to close again so schools can reopen On The Limit This post contains videos

Covid 'trade off': Pubs in England may have to close again so schools can reopen

More than 4,000 new cases were occurring daily last week in England.

# coronavirus - Friday 31 July, 2020

Oireachtas committee calls for 'immediate' action to protect nursing homes in event of Covid-19 second wave

The report was welcomed by Nursing Homes Ireland and the INMO.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 38 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Cross-border approach to Covid-19 apps hailed as 'world first' by health minister

The Irish and Northern Irish contact-tracing apps can work together.

Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour

Researchers said the tool accurately predicted a patient’s Covid-19 status in more than 90% of cases.

'Don't be scared': HSE chief urges public to be diligent this weekend after sharp increase in Covid-19 cases

Eighty-five new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in a worrying escalation.

UK government criticised for bringing in new Covid-19 restrictions for north England 'late last night'

Households in Manchester, east Lancashire and West Yorkshire have been banned from meeting each other after a spike in cases.

# coronavirus - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Health officials 'very concerned' at spike in Covid-19 cases

Eighty-five new cases were reported today.

Department of Social Protection defends 'legal basis' for checks by social welfare inspectors at airports PUP

Department of Social Protection defends 'legal basis' for checks by social welfare inspectors at airports

The approach taken by inspectors has prompted concern and criticism in recent days.

From The42 F1 driver Sergio Perez ruled out of British GP after testing positive for Covid-19 Covid-19

F1 driver Sergio Perez ruled out of British GP after testing positive for Covid-19

The Racing Point driver is now in quarantine.

Bewley's on Grafton Street set for re-opening next month

The iconic cafe announced in May that it was to permanently close.

Coronavirus: One death and 85 new cases confirmed in Ireland

A briefing by the Department of Health is being held this evening.

Covid-19 contact tracing app launches in Northern Ireland

The app is called Stop Covid NI.

Former US presidential candidate and pizza executive Herman Cain dies after battle with Covid-19

The 74-year-old ran for the Republican nomination on a number of occasions.

Donald Trump suggests delaying presidential election amid unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud through postal voting, even in states with all-mail votes.

Covid-19: Six cases in Irish hospitals, down from peak of 879

HSE CEO Paul Reid revealed the figure this morning.

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'

One teacher is hoping for the best but says she cannot understand why the government took so long to release the ‘return to school’ plans.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000

The figure is by far the highest in the world.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Covid-19 testing to date has cost the State €84 million

Despite Leo Varadkar saying each test costs €200 – the average cost per test is €98.

More than 100 people alerted of close contact with Covid-19 case through tracing app

Almost 1.45 million people have downloaded the Covid-19 tracker app since it went live in recent weeks.

UK govt signs deal with GSK and Sanofi for 60 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine

UK government agreements are now in place for 250 million doses of potential vaccines.

China records highest new-case count in three months, as gyms and bars close in infection hotspots

Of the new cases, 98 were domestic infections, mostly in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'No clear legal basis' to remove PUP for those holidaying abroad, says legal advice group

The chief executive of Flac today wrote to Heather Humphreys to request the suspension of this policy.

From The42 Xavi hits out at 'unfounded criticism' of Qatar, expresses Barca ambition Looking Ahead

Xavi hits out at 'unfounded criticism' of Qatar, expresses Barca ambition

The former Spain international also said he was ‘fine’ after testing positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 40 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.