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# coronavirus - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

# coronavirus - Monday 7 September, 2020

'A long year': Leaving Cert students commended as calculated grades released

Students were able to access their grades since 9am this morning.

NPHET says Christmas and Halloween not 'cancelled' as people advised to plan festivities in Covid-19 environment

Dr Ronan Glynn said messages about how to safely socialise at these times will likely be issued.

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work

Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 102 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update on the spread of the disease this evening.

From The42 Lionel Messi returns to Barcelona training ground Comeback

Lionel Messi returns to Barcelona training ground

The Argentinian superstar said on Friday in his explosive interview with Goal that he would continue to give his best for the club.

Ireland now officially in recession after largest ever quarterly GDP drop

The economy shrank by 6.1% between April and June.

Leaving Cert student: Waiting for today's results feels like an anti-climax

Poppy Kane is a sixth year pupil about to receive her Leaving Cert results like thousands of others today. She shares her thoughts on the last six months.

India overtakes Brazil for second-most coronavirus cases

India has recorded more than 4.2 million Covid-19 infections.

# coronavirus - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Catch up on all that made the headlines.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 138 new confirmed cases in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening

Under the draft guidelines group numbers would still be limited to six people from no more than three households.

INMO: 'Extremely worrying' to see Covid-19 outbreaks in hospitals

The union was responding to reports of a Covid-19 outbreak at Beaumont Hospital.

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19

There are now 28 ‘red zones’ where authorities can impose exceptional measures to slow the number of new cases.

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October

Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.

'We'd hoped that by September things would improve': Arts festivals grapple with the impact of the coronavirus

The organisers of three festivals spoke to us about how they’ve been coping – and what it means for the future.

'Green List': Travel guidance remains unchanged despite Ireland's high 14-day incidence rate

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said there will be no changes to the list until a new roadmap is published.

# coronavirus - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Dubliners urged to keep social contacts low as more than half of new cases in capital

Two additional pop-up Covid-19 testing centres opened in Dublin this weekend.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 231 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials provided an update this evening.

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will lay a wreath at a ceremony in Dublin.

'The worst is yet to come': Covid-19 cases in India passes four million

Authorities recorded 86,432 cases in 24 hours in India.

Ireland 'still in control' of Covid-19, says Acting Chief Medical Officer

Dr Ronan Glynn appeared on the Late Late Show last night.

HSE reports increase in numbers requiring self-isolation at CityWest

On Wednesday, there were 139 people in total using the self-isolation facilities.

# coronavirus - Friday 4 September, 2020

Two additional pop up Covid-19 testing centres opening in Dublin this weekend

The pop up centres will increase capacity by between 180 to 200 tests per day.

'Extremely distressing': Two patients with Covid-19 who were treated on haematology ward in Armagh hospital die

Another 61 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

Russian Covid-19 vaccine shows 'no serious adverse affects' in preliminary study

Russia surprised the world when it announced the development of a vaccine last month.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 98 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening.

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools

The watchdog has reviewed how other countries are managing the virus in schools.

From The42 Diego Costa tests positive for Covid-19 during summer holidays Asymptomatic

Diego Costa tests positive for Covid-19 during summer holidays

The Atletico Madrid striker and team-mate Santiago Arias are now self-isolating.

New Zealand reports first coronavirus death in three months

A man in his 50s died at an Auckland hospital.

Out-of-hours GP service for Kildare and West Wicklow no longer charging for Covid-19 consultations

KDoc had been continuing to charge people for Covid-19 consultations up until last week.

14-day travel restrictions could be waived under government's new Covid roadmap

Ministers are concerned Ireland has the most restrictive travel rules in Europe in the run up to Christmas.

# coronavirus - Thursday 3 September, 2020

No increase in income tax planned, says finance minister

Paschal Donohoe was speaking about what the upcoming Budget might look like.

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days

One Fianna Fáil TD condemned the new rules as ‘authoritarian’.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 95 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening.

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband are on the panel.

HSE urges public to apply for paid testing, swabbing and contact tracing roles

At this morning’s HSE briefing, CEO Reid said that 3,000 tests have been completed among meat plant workers.

'A kick in the gut': Dwayne Johnson reveals he and his family tested positive for Covid-19

The actor urged people to not politicise the pandemic and to wear a mask after his family contracted the virus.

People warned to be 'exceptionally careful' in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people

The majority of coronavirus cases in August were among young people, but there has been an increase in cases among older people recently.

Living with an eating disorder: The last few months have brought unwelcome challenges

Ciara lives with an eating disorder. She says the health service is not fit for purpose when it comes to these illnesses.