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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Monday 30 March, 2020

From The42 Former Dublin hurler 'symptom free' and 'improving every day' after Covid-19 diagnosis On The Mend

Former Dublin hurler 'symptom free' and 'improving every day' after Covid-19 diagnosis

Michael Carton has been sharing his personal experience.

'It is an outlier': How Sweden's Covid-19 response has differed from other European countries

The Swedish government’s response to the virus allows a relatively liberal amount of personal freedom.

Ministers urge employers to reconsider staff redundancies and look at State supports

The government announced Covid-19 income support measures last week.

Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles

Conor Casey of Trinity College says a challenge to the new legislation would be unlikely to succeed.

Trump says coronavirus death rate in US likely to peak in two weeks' time

The US president also extended “social distancing” guidelines until 30 April.

'The phone is ringing off the hook': SeniorLine reports increase in calls amid cocooning confusion

Third Age says the Covid-19 crisis has created new populations of older people unused to living in isolation.

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

# coronavirus - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes

On Friday the Chief Medical Officer said there have been nine clusters of infection at nursing homes.

Ireland's death toll reaches 46, PPE supplies arrive from China: Today's Covid-19 main points

The total number of confirmed cases in Ireland is now 2,415.

Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says UK government doctor Coronavirus This post contains videos

Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says UK government doctor

Dr Jenny Harries aid the nation will not be in “complete lockdown” for half a year but social distancing measures will be lifted gradually.

Coronavirus: Ten more deaths and 200 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Earlier today HSE officials said they are expecting the peak of the outbreak will occur in two weeks time.

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

Just four seats downstairs as Dublin Bus brings in social distancing and reduced service Covid-19 This post contains videos

Just four seats downstairs as Dublin Bus brings in social distancing and reduced service

Social distancing measures will be in place from tomorrow and a reduced schedule will run from Wednesday.

'We have the red carpet rolled out': First shipment of PPE supplies from China arrives in Dublin St Ronan This post contains videos

'We have the red carpet rolled out': First shipment of PPE supplies from China arrives in Dublin

This is the first delivery flight of the HSE’s €208 million order of PPE from China.

Here's what the Covid-19 self-isolation and step-down care centre will look like in Dublin

The centre is expected to be operational this week, with more centres to be established in Cork, Limerick and Galway.

Man (19) charged after allegedly spitting in garda's face and claiming he has coronavirus

Two members of An Garda Siochana have to go off duty for two weeks arising out of the incident.

Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland

The death toll in Northern Ireland from the virus now stands at 21.

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'

The HSE’s Paul Connors this morning described it as a “very important piece of technology.

HSE planning for peak Covid-19 outbreak to happen in two weeks time based on current modelling

The chief operations officer said they are making preparations for the peak to arrive between the 10 and 14 April.

Coronavirus measures bring surge in public support for Fine Gael, new opinion poll suggests

The poll comes as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are in talks to form a new government.

Trump rolls back on proposal to quarantine New York and other states with coronavirus 'hotspots'

It was unclear if Trump had the power to issue the quarantine order.

'Worse before they get better': Boris Johnson issues letter to every UK household over Covid-19

The Northern Ireland Executive also announced a raft of new measures last night.

# coronavirus - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Minister: 'There's a special place in hell for those that try to make a quick buck in a global pandemic'

The minister said Ireland would remember any companies that ratcheted up the cost of healthcare equipment during a time of need.

New Covid-19 measures in Northern Ireland prohibiting people leaving their home kick in tonight

Businesses are set to close and gatherings have been restricted.

Aer Lingus plane sent to pick up €20m worth of PPE from China has landed in Beijing

Aer Lingus flight EI9018 left Dublin Airport at 10.53 am this morning.

Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well

The minister said common sense will prevail if someone over 70 works in an essential service.

Here's the list of 'essential' workers who can still go to work

An updated list of essential retail services was published last night.

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice

Shane Ross is looking at measures to extend the period of validity of licences and NCT certificates.

Coronavirus: 14 more deaths and 294 new cases in Ireland confirmed

There are now a total of 2,415 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Trump considers quarantine of New York state and other Covid-19 'hotspots'

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who spoke with Trump today, said he doesn’t “know what that means”.

Coronavirus: UK death toll passes 1,000 as 260 die in 24 hours

More than 120,000 coronavirus tests have taken place, with more than 17,000 positive results.

There are now more than 600,000 coronavirus cases around the world

Just two days ago, the world passed half a million infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20%

Banks have also warned the public not to be tricked into giving out their pin number online.

Coronavirus: 49 new cases and two new deaths in Northern Ireland

It brings the total on the island of Ireland to 2,445 with 37 deaths.

Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms

Two people on board have reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Spain witnesses 832 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, over 72,000 confirmed cases

More than 5,600 people have died in Spain from the virus.

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for gardaí to use.

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing

The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.