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# coronavirus - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Children's Ombudsman says State must ensure vulnerable children are not be 'left behind' due to Covid

Dr Niall Muldoon said vulnerable children are finding it much more difficult to manage through the pandemic.

India's confirmed Covid-19 cases passes 5 million as it closes in on US for highest number globally

A further 90,000 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, alone.

Mary Lou McDonald: Confusion, mixed messaging and punch-down policies - this government is out of touch with reality

The Sinn Féin leader says in a pandemic and now recession, the lack of clarity from Government is the last thing the country needs.

'Remembering our loss': National and local events to commemorate those we have lost during Covid-19

In the government’s new plan on living with Covid-19 is a section on how we mark those who have died during the pandemic.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

The Explainer: What you need to know about the new Covid-19 levels and restrictions

The Living With Covid plan was launched earlier today.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020

Changes to payment rates will still go ahead as planned on 17 September.

Cabinet and Acting CMO restricting their movements after Stephen Donnelly is sent for Covid-19 test, Dáil to resume this evening

It was confirmed earlier that Health Minister Stephen Donnelly felt unwell this afternoon and is now isolating.

The number of Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals is now 68, the highest figure since mid-June

There are currently 13 C0vid-19 cases in ICU – the highest figure since 30 June.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin

There have been 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday

The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.

We're at Level Two of the new Covid plan. Here's why we want to get to One (and avoid Five at all costs)

The government unveiled its new framework for living with Covid-19 over the next six to nine months today.

Census which was due to take place next year postponed until 2022

It will instead take place on 3 April 2022.

Weddings with up to 50 people allowed under 'Level 2' - including in Dublin

Even under the lowest level in the government’s new plan, numbers allowed at weddings will be restricted to 100.

Taoiseach says he has 'deep concerns' about 'aggression' of weekend anti-mask protest

Hundreds of people attended a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Dublin on Saturday.

Taoiseach announces entire country is now on 'Level 2' of new Covid plan - here's what that means

Level One will mean the least severe of the restrictions with Level Five the most serious.

Dublin pubs to stay closed as residents asked to limit household visits

The Taoiseach said the current Covid-19 numbers in Dublin are “very worrying”.

HIQA releases study evidence behind new change to Covid-19 self-isolation period

People with a confirmed case are to self-isolate for 10 days now, down from 14.

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.

# coronavirus - Monday 14 September, 2020

From The42 Second player withdraws from US Open after coronavirus positive Ruled Out

Second player withdraws from US Open after coronavirus positive

Sam Horsfield has joined Scottie Scheffler on the sidelines.

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

From The42 Danny Sheehy latest Irish rider to test positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Danny Sheehy latest Irish rider to test positive for Covid-19

He had two rides at the Curragh on Sunday and was replaced on My Good Brother.

Coronavirus: 208 new cases and no further deaths confirmed in Ireland

108 of the new cases reported today are in Dublin.

Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector

Stormont Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said it will create a 400kv overhead electricity line connecting with the Republic of Ireland.

Varadkar warns of restrictions in Dublin over ‘worrying’ rise in Covid-19 cases

There has been a 20-fold increase in the incidence rate of the virus in Dublin over the last few weeks, the Tánaiste said.

WHO warns Europe could see rise in daily Covid-19 deaths next month as global cases near 29 million

Israel has reimposed a national lockdown as countries battle new surges.

Publicans in Dublin urge government to 'stick with its decision' on 21 September re-opening date

The Licenced Vintners Association said today that publicans in Dublin and around the country deserve the chance to re-open.

Covid guidelines ignored as Trump addresses large indoor rally in Nevada

Thousands of people packed into a warehouse in the state of Nevada, which has put a limit of 50 people for indoor gatherings.

Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer

Green Party TD Patrick Costello says foster care in Ireland has been at breaking point for some time and it cannot be ignored any longer.

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

# coronavirus - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Families concerned over new visiting restrictions in Dublin nursing homes, charity says

Just one nominated visitor per resident is allowed from today in Dublin nursing homes.

Coronavirus: 255 new cases and one further death confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise

Deputy Commissioner, policing and security, John Twomey said gardaí will have a “high visibility presence” in Dublin.

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

# coronavirus - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Concern for employees at meat processing plants as working conditions 'fall off radar' and testing paused

The HSE this week said it had decided to prioritise testing in the community.

Health Minister says campaigns to erode trust in public health 'deeply concerning' after Dublin protest

Stephen Donnelly said that misinformation “has been a problem from the outset” of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: 159 new cases and two further deaths confirmed in Ireland

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial resumes after UK green light

AstraZeneca announced on Wednesday it had “voluntarily paused” its trial of the vaccine.

HSE distances itself from claims of senior doctor who said Ireland should try to achieve herd immunity

Dr Colm Henry said that attempting to achieve herd immunity overwhelms hospitals, and that the duration of post-infection immunity isn’t clear.

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns

Police in Manchester said they broke up a house party of 30 people in the early hours of today.