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# coronavirus - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Over 30,000 tests for Covid-19 carried out in Ireland as health officials urge people waiting for result to self-isolate

Dr Cillian De Gascun said that constraints relating to testing has meant delayed results for some people.

From The42 'Endless minutes of fear' - Aston Villa goalkeeper Reina reveals harrowing coronavirus fight Worry

'Endless minutes of fear' - Aston Villa goalkeeper Reina reveals harrowing coronavirus fight

The shot-stopper, who is on loan from AC Milan, says he is only now starting to win his battle against Covid-19.

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons

“Difficulties do exist in implementing social distancing on the basis that over 52% of prisoners share cells,” a prison spokesperson said.

Boris Johnson tweet of virtual Cabinet raises cybersecurity concerns

The Zoom Meeting ID number was visible in screenshot from the video conference which was posted to Twitter.

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.

Chief Medical Officers to formalise co-ordination between Irish Government and Stormont

The leaders will discuss cross border cooperation amidst the ongoing global health crisis.

From The42 FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis Measures

FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis

The scheme extends to all staff, including Mick McCarthy and his backroom team.

Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial?

A contentious bill was passed by the Hungarian parliament last night.

Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak

An “unprecedented” volume of calls have been received about social distancing in the workplace, the watchdog said.

Not all of those aged over 70 are following advice on cocooning, government warns

Over 460,000 people aged over 70 receive a pension.

Spain witnesses another 849 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing total toll to 8,189

Over the same period, the number of confirmed cases rose to 94,417.

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe

Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.

Ireland's ambassador to US urges those on J1 visas to return home

Dan Mulhall issued the advice in a video message last night.

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today

The payment has led to almost 390,000 applications to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

US to send $100 million worth of medical supplies to Italy and other European countries, says Trump

New York mayor Andrew Cuomo has warned the city was running out of essential equipment like ventilators.

Opinion: Boris is England’s King Midas. All he touched turned to gold, but now must be disinfected

Peter Flanagan says Covid-19 has stripped Johnson of his dreams of a clean Brexit legacy.

Debunked: No, leaving onions around your home won't 'catch' the coronavirus

False claims on Facebook suggest that onions are able to absorb germs.

Major study of Covid-19 cases in China finds lower death rate than previous estimates

A study of over 70,000 cases of Covid-19 in China has determined a death rate from the virus of 1.38%.

Covid-19: Dire analysis predicts up to 318,000 jobs losses and effects that could last 'for decades'

Financial advisory firm EY says job losses could be between 177,000 and 318,000 depending on how long restrictions last this summer.

# coronavirus - Monday 30 March, 2020

Grammy award-winning US singer John Prine in 'stable' condition with Covid-19 symptoms

Prine’s wife, Fiona, revealed on 20 March that she had tested positive for coronavirus.

BAM called on to stop construction on National Children's Hospital site

Paul Murphy said that “They are putting the workers in danger by continuing to operate at the site”.

Restrictions having an 'enormous impact' but 'there is no room for complacency' says modelling group chair

The daily growth rate of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ireland has fallen in recent days to around 15%.

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes

Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.

'We're just so grateful': 100 Irish citizens land back in Dublin after repatriation flight from Peru

Breandán from Co Cork said that it was a “surreal” experience having a Peruvian escort to the airport to catch the flight home.

Coronavirus: 8 more deaths and 295 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

'Only be sexually active with someone you live with': HSE's advice on sex during the coronavirus crisis

The HSE’s sexual wellbeing website has laid out all you need to know.

Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work

There are currently nearly 4,200 people in Ireland’s 13 prisons.

Private hospitals to be leased for use as public hospitals for duration of Covid-19 crisis

The private hospital sector has a capacity of 1,900 inpatient beds as well as 47 ICU and 54 HDU beds.

Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for coronavirus

Tubridy didn’t present last Friday’s Late Late Show due to the symptoms he was displaying.

Prototype created by Irish research team for crowd funded emergency ventilators

The GoFundMe page for the ventilators has raised over €134,000 so far.

Irish citizens from Peru back in Dublin, and deal struck with private hospitals: Today's Covid-19 main points

Ireland’s death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 46.

Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading

A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.

Spain confirms another 812 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing total toll to 7,340

Spain has now joined the United States and Italy in having more cases than China.

No need to worry if your NCT has just gone out of date - the Government's going to extend their expiration dates

The new measures are expected to be published in the coming days.

Aer Lingus flight heading to China to pick up protective equipment makes emergency landing after hitting birds

The flight struck a flock of birds shortly after take-off.

More than 20,000 employers in Ireland have registered for the pandemic wage subsidy

Revenue generated the first tranche of payments to employers last Friday worth €5.1 million.

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms

He will be staying in contact with the rest of the Downing Street team during his quarantine period.