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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Fully vaccinated people from two households now allowed to meet indoors without masks or distancing

Mar 30th 2021, 6:46 PM 21,679 Views 45 Comments

This measure takes effect immediately.

As it happened: Taoiseach addresses nation as Cabinet signs off on 'cautious' easing of Covid restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

As it happened: Taoiseach addresses nation as Cabinet signs off on 'cautious' easing of Covid restrictions

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 6:35 PM 145,248 Views 105 Comments
  • The Taoiseach has said "we are in the last stretch” of the pandemic.
  • The 5km travel limit will be lifted on 12 April and you can travel within your county.
  • Two people who have been fully vaccinated are to be allowed to meet up indoors or outdoors on that date.
Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 368 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 368 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 5:05 PM 57,548 Views 84 Comments

Cabinet has met this afternoon to sign off on the next set of restrictions.

Construction, 5km limit, and outdoors activities: Cabinet to sign off on Covid-19 restrictions
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Construction, 5km limit, and outdoors activities: Cabinet to sign off on Covid-19 restrictions

Mar 30th 2021, 8:09 AM 85,060 Views 152 Comments
  • Government expected to opt for a phased reopening approach
  • NPHET warned any major lifting of restrictions could result in another wave of disease
  • Nationwide announcement by Taoiseach Micheál Martin is expected at around 6pm.
Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has your mental health been affected during the current Covid-19 lockdown?

Mar 30th 2021, 8:01 AM 37,952 Views 85 Comments

Many people have been affected by isolation and a lack of social interaction.

Countries must unite in face of future pandemic threat, global leaders say
# Covid19
# Covid19

Countries must unite in face of future pandemic threat, global leaders say

Mar 30th 2021, 7:08 AM 8,617 Views 13 Comments

More than 127 million people have been infected by the virus first detected in China in late 2019.

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: We need to listen to and support cancer patients during this pandemic

Mar 30th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,670 Views 6 Comments

Conor O’Leary of Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray says cancer patients must be a priority for the government during Covid-19.

# coronavirus - Monday 29 March, 2021

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Cautious... that will be the guiding star': Cabinet sub-committee concludes meeting on Covid-19 recommendations

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 11:42 PM 58,465 Views 66 Comments

The meeting took place this evening and a full Cabinet meeting will take place tomorrow.

Coronavirus: One death and 539 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: One death and 539 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 29th 2021, 5:18 PM 74,158 Views 198 Comments

The latest figures were released in a statement this evening.

Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective
# MRNA Vaccines
# MRNA Vaccines

Real world study finds Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines are 90% effective

Mar 29th 2021, 4:51 PM 21,805 Views 11 Comments

In further encouraging news, one dose of either vaccine resulted in 80% protection against infection.

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hungary death toll remains high despite impressive vaccination campaign

Mar 29th 2021, 2:11 PM 22,417 Views 9 Comments

The Central European country has given at least a first dose of a vaccine to 21.6% of its population.

Outdoor gatherings and sports resume in England in major easing of lockdown restrictions
# England
# England

Outdoor gatherings and sports resume in England in major easing of lockdown restrictions

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 12:32 PM 29,443 Views 17 Comments

The British government is also stressing caution, with its new slogan of “hands, face, space and fresh air”.

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April

Mar 29th 2021, 9:49 AM 147,760 Views 111 Comments
  • NPHET will meet today to discuss what recommendations it will give to government.
  • A formal decision will be made at a full cabinet meeting tomorrow followed by a public address by the Taoiseach.
  • It comes as Ibec downgrades its economic forecasts slightly, citing the length of the current lockdown.
Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates

Mar 29th 2021, 7:08 AM 32,509 Views 58 Comments

The study says transmission from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario.

# coronavirus - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Second person who absconded from hotel quarantine located
# Dublin
# Dublin

Second person who absconded from hotel quarantine located

Mar 28th 2021, 12:55 PM 83,868 Views 83 Comments

The location of another remains unknown.

Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row

Mar 28th 2021, 12:21 PM 109,085 Views 97 Comments

A total of 27,427 doses were administered on Thursday.

A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'
# Care Homes
# Care Homes

A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'

Mar 28th 2021, 9:30 AM 11,043 Views 5 Comments

We speak to two staff members tasked with keeping care home residents engaged during the pandemic.

# coronavirus - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66

Mar 27th 2021, 11:59 AM 17,841 Views 23 Comments

It is the lowest number since the start of January.

Poll: Would you take a free, walk-in Covid-19 test for people without symptoms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take a free, walk-in Covid-19 test for people without symptoms?

Mar 27th 2021, 11:00 AM 48,184 Views 82 Comments

Five test centres opened this week across the country.

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?
# Covid19
# Covid19

How does this week's Covid-19 data compare to last week's?

Mar 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 45,202 Views 71 Comments

A total of 75% of cases this week were in people aged under 45.

# coronavirus - Friday 26 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 20 deaths and 584 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 20 deaths and 584 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 26th 2021, 5:44 PM 93,928 Views 165 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 at 308 as Government decision looms
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 at 308 as Government decision looms

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 8:38 AM 29,371 Views 28 Comments
  • Health officials last night confirmed 606 new cases of Covid-19 and three deaths.
  • As of 8pm last night, there are also 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Daily case numbers have either become static or have begun to increase slightly.
Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays

Mar 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 11,367 Views 11 Comments

New and expectant mothers with severe mental health issues are currently admitted to a general psychiatric ward.

What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

What vaccine deliveries can Ireland and the EU expect from April onwards?

Mar 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 103,525 Views 55 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said on Thursday that Ireland expects to receive 1 million doses between today and 30 April.

# coronavirus - Thursday 25 March, 2021

'There are brighter days coming': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'There are brighter days coming': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Mar 25th 2021, 9:16 PM 50,947 Views 71 Comments

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

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 606 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 606 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 25th 2021, 6:58 PM 100,558 Views 125 Comments

There are 312 patients with Covid-19 hospitalised around the country as of 8am today, with 75 in ICU.

1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today
# Test Centres
# Test Centres

1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 5:53 PM 55,067 Views 83 Comments

The temporary testing centres will allow people who don’t have symptoms of Covid-19 to get a free test.

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE to roll-out widescale retrospective contact tracing from 31 March

Mar 25th 2021, 5:47 PM 28,556 Views 37 Comments

Around 20% of cases are currently identified as community transmission.

AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect

Mar 25th 2021, 4:46 PM 74,810 Views 50 Comments

Guidance from the company was issued to Irish medics yesterday.

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown

Mar 25th 2021, 3:53 PM 41,585 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 1:59 PM 32,570 Views 32 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 683 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said last night that having all schools fully open in April is a top priority for the government.
One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds

Mar 25th 2021, 7:21 AM 12,209 Views 3 Comments

That’s according to research carried out by Red C on behalf of St Vincent de Paul.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 683 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 683 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 24th 2021, 6:00 PM 105,049 Views 230 Comments

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

Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers

Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 31,141 Views 51 Comments
  • The number of people with Covid-19 in intensive care units currently stands at 76.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 371 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland went live yesterday morning.
  • A total of 10,613 passengers arrived into Dublin Airport last week.
Four walk-in Covid test centres in Dublin, and one in Tullamore, to open tomorrow
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four walk-in Covid test centres in Dublin, and one in Tullamore, to open tomorrow

Mar 24th 2021, 1:58 PM 30,522 Views 35 Comments

They will open at 11am tomorrow and run for a week to allow health authorities to assess take-up in the area.

'Canary in the coalmine' GP data indicates increase in people with Covid symptoms
# Numbers Double
# Numbers Double

'Canary in the coalmine' GP data indicates increase in people with Covid symptoms

Mar 24th 2021, 1:45 PM 28,798 Views 40 Comments

A GP tracker survey has indicated that the number of patients reporting Covid symptoms has doubled this week.

Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork

Mar 24th 2021, 1:29 PM 10,834 Views 20 Comments

The man is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Johnson says pandemic will stay with him 'as long as I live' as he faces scrutiny
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson says pandemic will stay with him 'as long as I live' as he faces scrutiny

Mar 24th 2021, 7:17 AM 27,440 Views 21 Comments

He conceded there were ‘many things that we wish we’d done differently’ at the outset of the pandemic.

FactCheck: Is the medication ivermectin an alternative to Covid-19 vaccines?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the medication ivermectin an alternative to Covid-19 vaccines?

Mar 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,428 Views 0 Comments

A lot of studies are being carried out into whether the anti-parasitic drug could be used to treat Covid-19.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Government sources indicate 'cautious approach' will be adopted in review of Level 5 restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government sources indicate 'cautious approach' will be adopted in review of Level 5 restrictions

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:47 PM 55,306 Views 72 Comments

Concerns were raised at Cabinet this afternoon over rising case numbers.