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# covid-19 - Today’s News

13 Central and South American countries added to mandatory quarantine list
# Quarantine
# Quarantine

13 Central and South American countries added to mandatory quarantine list

1 hour ago 34,474 Views 43 Comments

The updated list of countries was announced by the Minister for Health this evening.

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: Does the WHO 'not recommend' using rapid Covid tests in schools, as Norma Foley claimed?

2 hours ago 9,013 Views 0 Comments

Unions have called for regular rapid testing as part of the re-opening of schools next month.

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# The North
# The North

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

2 hours ago 4,321 Views 7 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

Coronavirus: 29 deaths and 776 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 29 deaths and 776 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 69,774 Views 176 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Fines
# Fines

Over 9,800 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

6 hours ago 11,802 Views 51 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
# Survey
# Survey

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19

7 hours ago 7,689 Views 15 Comments

The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.

'We're halfway there': Biden says US on course for 100 million Covid jabs in his first 100 days
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We're halfway there': Biden says US on course for 100 million Covid jabs in his first 100 days

7 hours ago 8,705 Views 7 Comments

The US President said that plans are in place to roll out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as soon as it becomes available.

People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and to leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'
# Dublin
# Dublin

People asked not to drive to Phoenix Park and to leave parking spaces 'for those who need it'

9 hours ago 24,510 Views 53 Comments

The OPW says the park was “extremely busy” last weekend.

Morning Memo: Why are borrowing costs rising for eurozone governments?
# Morning Memo
# Morning Memo

Morning Memo: Why are borrowing costs rising for eurozone governments?

11 hours ago 6,124 Views 9 Comments

The ECB says it’s closely monitoring what’s going on in government debt markets.

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

5% of people in Ireland have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine

12 hours ago 38,841 Views 145 Comments

This represents some 238,000 people.

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should over-65s get hotel or food voucher after they receive Covid-19 vaccine?

13 hours ago 48,596 Views 100 Comments

A Fianna Fáil TD is calling for this.

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first
# False News
# False News

Opinion: That dodgy Covid story you saw on Facebook here in Ireland? It probably came from abroad first

15 hours ago 46,890 Views 50 Comments

Misinformation is now local, global and transnational all at the same time, writes Shane Creevy.

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

Two people complained that they were identifiable in a HSE case study on the dangers of Covid

15 hours ago 24,017 Views 0 Comments

The HSE uses a combination of different case studies in its Covid-19 examples.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

One in five adults under 70 in England given first Covid jab - NHS
# NHS
# NHS

One in five adults under 70 in England given first Covid jab - NHS

Thu 7:25 PM 9,284 Views 23 Comments

An estimated 20.3% of people aged 16 to 69 had received their first jab as of 21 February.

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'
# Positive News
# Positive News

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'

Updated Thu 7:06 PM 64,582 Views 69 Comments

The drop is “very difficult” to attribute to the drop in community transmission alone.

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 35 deaths and 613 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Thu 5:48 PM 68,602 Views 51 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19 Outbreak
# Covid-19 Outbreak

UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases

Thu 3:17 PM 15,538 Views 41 Comments

UL’s President, Professor Kerstin Mey made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says
# CSO
# CSO

Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says

Thu 2:27 PM 18,098 Views 84 Comments

Almost six in 10 (57.1%) people have said that their mental health has been impacted negatively by the pandemic.

Postponed: France's clash with Scotland will be rescheduled after Covid outbreak
# Off
From The42
# Off

Postponed: France's clash with Scotland will be rescheduled after Covid outbreak

Thu 12:32 PM 6,548 Views 8 Comments

Another positive test in the French camp today has seen the fixture postponed.

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600

Thu 9:05 AM 18,840 Views 42 Comments

Ten Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU died in the 24 hours up to 8am yesterday – the single highest daily number.

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Opinion: The last year should teach us that food security is not guaranteed

Thu 7:00 AM 11,185 Views 2 Comments

Food activist Sophie Healy-Thow reflects on how the pandemic impacted Ireland’s sense of food security.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactFind: What are Covid-19 vaccines effective at preventing?

Wed 8:00 PM 18,673 Views 0 Comments

A social media post has drawn incorrect conclusions to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective.

Coronavirus: 56 deaths and 574 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 56 deaths and 574 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:50 PM 95,506 Views 169 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines

Wed 5:15 PM 30,523 Views 21 Comments

Ghana is among 92 countries that will receive vaccines for free through the initiative.

No GAA 'on-field activity' until Easter at earliest and 'impossible' now to plan revised 2021 fixtures calendar
# Update
From The42
# Update

No GAA 'on-field activity' until Easter at earliest and 'impossible' now to plan revised 2021 fixtures calendar

Wed 3:58 PM 4,145 Views 0 Comments

The GAA state that will ‘be seeking clarity on certain aspects’ related to sport in the new document

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants

Wed 3:46 PM 19,634 Views 18 Comments

The vaccine is seen as a vital tool in the pandemic.

France v Scotland Six Nations match to be played as scheduled this weekend
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

France v Scotland Six Nations match to be played as scheduled this weekend

Updated Wed 1:22 PM 4,694 Views 2 Comments

Tournament organisers ‘continue to monitor the situation very closely’ ahead of Sunday’s game.

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows

Wed 9:11 AM 72,767 Views 52 Comments

Researchers looked at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list

Updated Tue 9:00 PM 74,222 Views 45 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed the change this evening.

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall

Tue 8:09 PM 37,118 Views 49 Comments

Reuters quoted an EU official in reporting a possible shortfall today.

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full
# Speech
# Speech

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full

Tue 6:44 PM 23,693 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at 6pm.

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'

Tue 5:44 PM 46,353 Views 105 Comments

Barber Robbie Connaughton calls on the government to consider allowing salons to open temporarily to allow them to serve customers.

Coronavirus: 45 deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 45 deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Tue 5:43 PM 74,370 Views 122 Comments

The latest figures were released in a statement by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic

Tue 3:50 PM 77,849 Views 110 Comments

An increasing proportion of people believe Ireland is returning to normal too slowly.

Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland
# Covid Variants
# Covid Variants

Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland

Tue 2:35 PM 12,655 Views 11 Comments

The North’s health minister said this development demonstrates the need for continued caution.

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?
# Reopening
# Reopening

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?

Tue 12:45 PM 35,044 Views 72 Comments

Students have not been back in school since the Christmas break.

# covid-19 - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Mon 11:01 PM 224,337 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

Scotland fear more than 10 players could be unavailable if France game is rescheduled
# Decision Wednesday
From The42
# Decision Wednesday

Scotland fear more than 10 players could be unavailable if France game is rescheduled

Updated Mon 9:40 PM 36,276 Views 25 Comments

France have registered 14 Covid cases since their victory in Dublin eight days ago, meaning Sunday’s fixture is now in danger.

Coronavirus: One death and 686 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: One death and 686 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mon 6:06 PM 84,143 Views 146 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

This is the four-stage plan that could see England free of all Covid-19 restrictions on 21 June
# Midsummer Night's Dream
# Midsummer Night's Dream

This is the four-stage plan that could see England free of all Covid-19 restrictions on 21 June

Mon 4:52 PM 37,895 Views 85 Comments

Moving to each stage is to be determined by a series of data-based “tests”.

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