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# coronavirus - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'People are upset': Councils close allotments because of Covid-19

Locals have raised concerns about the closure of the allotments.

HSE in discussions with Irish pharma companies about 'ramping up' reagent production

CEO Paul Reid said the HSE has already secured some supplies from China.

Cork hospital starts 'virtual' visiting for babies to help overcome Covid-19 restrictions

The new service allows parents to check in on their baby remotely from any device at any time.

Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger dies of complications from Covid-19

The 52-year-old Emmy and Grammy winner died after being on a ventilator for several days.

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research

The 74-year-old is also working with her children’s charity to read a children’s book on YouTube every Thursday for 10 weeks.

A nurse returning to work at the frontline: 'Not all heroes wear capes, but they all need a face mask'

I left nursing years ago and now I feel I have a duty to return, but the odds are against us, writes Deirdre Mullins.

Coronavirus: Dáil set for three-hour sitting despite debate over whether it's 'essential'

The Dáil last sat a week ago as it concluded a marathon debate on emergency Covid-19 legislation.

'It was shaping to be a very strong year': How will the coronavirus crisis impact people buying houses?

All of these indicators suggested a market that was growing, with supply remaining low relative to demand.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Ireland gives €10 million to UN fund to help vulnerable countries tackle Covid-19

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that “helping them is not only the right thing… it is also the sensible thing for Ireland to do.”

US Navy evacuating virus-struck aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt

Pentagon officials admitted the Roosevelt’s plight was a challenge for military readiness.

From The42 Premier League accused of 'moral vacuum' as clubs cut staff wages Finances

Premier League accused of 'moral vacuum' as clubs cut staff wages

MP Julian Knight says it “sticks in the throat” that footballers are earning huge salaries while non-playing staff are hit in the pocket.

Coronavirus: 14 more deaths and 212 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials have given an update on the situation in Ireland this evening.

Debunked: That WhatsApp message about a 'strict ban on alcohol' from tomorrow is, at best, an April Fool's joke

The image claims that there will be “a strict ban of alcohol” from tomorrow, meaning that off-licences would close.

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals Covid-19 This post contains videos
From The42 Organisers confirm cancellation of this year's Wimbledon Covid-19

Organisers confirm cancellation of this year's Wimbledon

The grass-court Grand Slam event was previously only cancelled by world wars.

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not telling people to avoid using the Houseparty video messaging app

An image purporting to show the Taoiseach warning people not to use the app has been shared on social media in recent days.

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19 HSE

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19

A team of 1,400 health officials will work to trace and contact people.

Ireland's death toll rises by 14, as new contact-tracing rules kick in: Today's Covid-19 main points

Health officials confirmed last night that another 17 people have died from the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

'They're effectively stealing annual holidays': Dublin Bus drivers ordered to take annual leave during Covid-19 crisis

Richard Boyd Barrett said he believes the policy being implemented is “hugely unfair”.

Coronavirus death toll in Spain surges over 9,000 and another 563 fatalities in the UK

Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy.

Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official

There are currently over 460,000 people aged over 70 in the country.

New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes

That’s according to the latest data by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

Special Needs Assistants will be redeployed to other public services to free up frontline workers

The initial priority will be in community services for children with a disability.

INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff

The union said that it hadn’t yet been consulted on the proposal.

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow

Simon Harris has said a lot of the new measures are “already underway” in nursing homes.

Wellness Wednesday: IBS is no joke, but there are simple things you can do to help yourself

April is IBS awareness month and Consultant Gastroenterologist Deirdre G. O’Donovan offers simple advice to those suffering with IBS.

From The42 New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020 Cutting Back

New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020

It has been warned the coronavirus pandemic could cost it up to NZ$100 million (US$60 million) in lost revenue.

China's shutdown of Wuhan in January may have prevented 700,000 new cases, researchers say

The researchers used a combination of case reports, public health information, and mobile phone location tracking.

Trump warns Americans of 'hell of a bad two weeks' ahead as up to 240,000 US deaths projected from Covid-19

Between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the US could die from Covid-19, according to White House projections.

Coronavirus: Several thousand Irish people could return from Canada in the coming days

The government is warning Irish people on short-term visas to strongly consider coming home.

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

A message being shared makes specific claims about funeral arrangements for loved ones who die from Covid-19.

Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears

incidents have been reported in areas around the country.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

New York transformed as US virus death toll exceeds China's

The pandemic has killed more than 1,000 New Yorkers.

From The42 Former US Davis Cup captain Pat McEnroe tests positive for virus Covid-19

Former US Davis Cup captain Pat McEnroe tests positive for virus

The 53-year-old is the younger brother of seven-time Grand Slam singles champion John McEnroe

Justice Dept: Over 650 new beds 'will facilitate greater social distancing and isolation' in Direct Provision

The new accommodation will mainly be located in hotels in Dublin, Galway and Cork.

17 more deaths in Ireland, and UK death toll increases by 393: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death toll in the Republic of Ireland climbed to 71 today, after this evening’s announcement.

'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents

“Anything that undermines this national effort is nothing other than unpatriotic,” said Jim Mulligan.