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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Today’s News

Dramatic slide in government finances: €6 billion deficit in May compared to €63m last year

The Covid-19 crisis has placed a heavy demand on the country’s finances.

Harris says 20km rule important to avoid virus being brought into less affected areas

The number of Covid-19 cases in ICU has fallen to 36, according to the latest figures.

Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach

However, the country’s top epidemiologist defended the decision not to impose a strict lockdown.

10 new cases and a call to cancel this weekend's anti-racism demonstration: Today's Covid-19 main points

Eight deaths and 10 new cases were reported by health officials last night.

Mumbai re-introduces some Covid-19 restrictions ahead of city's first cyclone in 70 years

Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall around 100km from Mumbai this afternoon.

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

Poll: Will being able to travel 20km significantly impact your life under Covid-19? Phase Two This post contains a poll

Poll: Will being able to travel 20km significantly impact your life under Covid-19?

The next phase of restrictions lifting in Ireland is due to begin next week.

New trial starts in UK to see if ibuprofen can help prevent severe breathing problems in Covid-19 patients

The trial will focus on those who are hospitalised, not for those with mild or suspected Covid-19.

Wellness Wednesday: Worry is of no use to anyone, especially now in a time of crisis

Counsellor Trish Farrell offers some tips to avoid worry during this time of change.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

93% of health workers who had virus recover, and WHO warns against antibiotics: Today's Covid-19 main points

Eight deaths and 10 new cases were reported by health officials today.

'Insane idea': MPs queue and complain after being forced return to vote in the House of Commons

The government said it expected some ‘teething problems’ to the new voting system.

Debunked: No, some Penneys stores are not reopening on a trial basis this week

It appears as though misinformation about Penneys reopening is being deliberately shared in a bid to dupe people.

There have been 88 incidents of spitting or coughing against gardaí

Gardaí have used spit-guards 63 times since 8 April, according to new figures.

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 10 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

UK report shows BAME people at higher risk of Covid-19

The study shows that black, Asian and ethnic minority people are at a higher risk of dying from Covid-19

Major spike in grocery sales since restrictions began

Take-home grocery sales grew by 25% over the last 12 weeks – the fastest rate of growth in 15 years.

Travel demand on public transport during Phase One has been higher than expected, says NTA

Normal Monday-Friday timetables for commuters on bus and DART are due to recommence on 8 June.

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million

‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment drops again with 64,000 now back to work

€190.2 million worth of payments were issued to 543,200 people today.

'Much lower risk' of Covid-19 spreading beyond one metre - study

A new study by The Lancet has analysed various measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Larry Donnelly: Trump is a mess but he can still win the election because of a weak Democratic party

Larry Donnelly says the Democrats’ surrender to big donor money in the last 30 years has weakened its credibility.

# covid-19 - Monday 1 June, 2020

Murphy says councils should be 'flexible' to applicants for government-backed mortgage during Covid-19

Last year, €177 million was drawn down under the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan.

Ireland's cases pass 25,000, Spain reports no new deaths for first time since March: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what’s making headlines in relation to Covid-19 both here and abroad.

Coronavirus: One further death and 77 new cases confirmed in Ireland

There has been a total of 25,062 cases Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Dublin Zoo to reopen to public tomorrow with reduced capacity and new health protocols

Tickets to attend Dublin Zoo must now be pre-booked online in advance, solely via its website.

Hotels in Northern Ireland to reopen from 20 July, economy minister says

The 20 July date covers guesthouses, guest accommodation, B&Bs, hotels and hostels.

Pupils begin returning to schools in England despite concerns from scientists and parents

It is part of a wider easing of measures that will also see groups of up to six people allowed to meet outdoors.

Restaurant street tables to be trialled as part of Limerick council's recovery plans

Other measures planned include drive-in gigs and movies, night-time markets, and street performances.

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years

As schools end an academic year in the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of secondary teachers in Tallaght had to pay tribute to their students.

The CSO wants people to 'tell Ireland’s story' of Covid-19

The work of the country’s census office has been hampered by the pandemic.

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19 HSE

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19

Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.

# covid-19 - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 66 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The National Public Health Emergency Team have confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

From The42 Atalanta boss Gasperini had Covid-19 during Champions League game and feared he would die Symptoms

Atalanta boss Gasperini had Covid-19 during Champions League game and feared he would die

The Italian club played Valencia at the Mestella back in March, and the 62-year-old has revealed he had coronavirus at the time.

From The42 'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing Back In The Saddle

'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing

The Kerry native has three rides at Newcastle tomorrow as action gets back underway.

Bertie Ahern on lifting lockdown: 'You will not carry the public if we drift into August'

The former taoiseach has outlined his thoughts on the government’s roadmap.

'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19

“If I could do this alone I would, it would be better than dealing with the system,” one family carer said.

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder?

Are you happy to soak up the sun from your garden or do you crave a populated beach?

Fine Gael 'treads carefully', but Fianna Fáil is eager to fast-track reopening of the country

Senior figures in Fianna Fáil have been questioning some of the guidelines this week.

'It wouldn't be a failure': Why there may be more clusters as Ireland re-opens and the plan to manage them

Dr Tony Holohan said this week we’re “better placed” now to deal with an outbreak or cluster now than we may have been in February.

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