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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday

15 hours ago 35,644 Views 130 Comments

NIAC has recommended that people in this age group should be offered an mRNA vaccine.

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’

21 hours ago 18,729 Views 22 Comments

Government officials and representatives from the hospitality industry had a “robust and engaging conversation”.

US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines

22 hours ago 26,000 Views 20 Comments

“We cannot accept countries that have already used most of the global supply of vaccines using even more of it,” the WHO chief said.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:59 PM 52,739 Views 86 Comments

There has been a total of 5,044 deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland.

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice
# Public Health
# Public Health

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice

Updated Wed 2:01 PM 30,293 Views 109 Comments

Dermot Farrell claimed the Government’s Covid-19 measures were “discriminatory” to the Catholic Church.

China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high
# Rising
# Rising

China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high

Wed 8:13 AM 20,769 Views 38 Comments

China is battling its largest outbreak in months by testing entire cities and locking down millions.

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

Wed 7:25 AM 30,400 Views 83 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland
# Belfast High Court
# Belfast High Court

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland

Tue 9:51 PM 17,243 Views 37 Comments

It comes after a relaxation of coronavirus regulations by the Stormont Executive to allow live music to resume.

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine

Tue 8:21 PM 35,637 Views 70 Comments

Freshly released reports also found that prisoners are not being provided with sufficient meaningful human contact.

Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising

Tue 5:34 PM 79,362 Views 120 Comments

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

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
# Back On Campus
# Back On Campus

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

Tue 9:22 AM 19,336 Views 8 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns
# China
# China

Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns

Tue 8:16 AM 42,355 Views 44 Comments

The city has reported its first local infections in more than a year.

Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend

Tue 7:38 AM 20,614 Views 44 Comments

“This initiative makes us beyond proud of younger people,” Paul Reid said.

# covid-19 - Monday 2 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,352 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,352 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mon 3:30 PM 58,478 Views 112 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health on Twitter.

# covid-19 - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19
# Close Contacts
From The42
# Close Contacts

Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19

Sun 7:32 PM 44,910 Views 31 Comments

Cork were due to play Galway next Saturday.

Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos
# YouTube
# YouTube

Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos

Sun 2:45 PM 31,750 Views 61 Comments

YouTube said “numerous” offending videos have now been removed.

# covid-19 - Saturday 31 July, 2021

HSE 'blown away' by attendances at walk-in vaccination centres across the country
# Walk-ins Welcome
# Walk-ins Welcome

HSE 'blown away' by attendances at walk-in vaccination centres across the country

Updated Sat 7:20 PM 123,377 Views 146 Comments

38 venues are operating a walk-in service this Bank Holiday weekend.

# covid-19 - Friday 30 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,501 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,501 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 30th 2021, 6:24 PM 56,728 Views 132 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister
# Brexit Fallout
# Brexit Fallout

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister

Updated Jul 30th 2021, 5:13 PM 15,253 Views 10 Comments

Paul Givan made the comments following a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council.

It's bishop's 'right' to hold communions despite Covid advice, says Catholic Comms Office
# Church Vs State
# Church Vs State

It's bishop's 'right' to hold communions despite Covid advice, says Catholic Comms Office

Jul 30th 2021, 1:59 PM 28,982 Views 72 Comments

“The mission of the church cannot be put on hold indefinitely”, Bishop Kevin Doran said.

HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says
# Frontline
# Frontline

HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says

Jul 30th 2021, 9:45 AM 31,456 Views 92 Comments

The Health Minister was speaking after touring the HSE’s Limerick Covid-19 vaccination centre.

Selfie areas and pop-up clinics used in bid to boost the North's youth vaccination rates
# Vaccination Uptake
# Vaccination Uptake

Selfie areas and pop-up clinics used in bid to boost the North's youth vaccination rates

Jul 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,678 Views 23 Comments

Regional mass vaccination centres in Northern Ireland are closing for first doses 31st July

# covid-19 - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Man United cancel pre-season game with Preston over suspected Covid cases
# Precaution
From The42
# Precaution

Man United cancel pre-season game with Preston over suspected Covid cases

Jul 29th 2021, 8:37 PM 4,249 Views 2 Comments

United were due to travel to Deepdale at the weekend to continue their preparations for the new season.

Explainer: Why you may have a second dose vaccine appointment sooner than recommended
# Double Jabbed
# Double Jabbed

Explainer: Why you may have a second dose vaccine appointment sooner than recommended

Jul 29th 2021, 8:01 PM 44,012 Views 19 Comments

The HSE says that a 17 day gap for Pfizer is “safe and effective”.

Seven maternity hospitals not fully compliant with easing of Covid restrictions
# High Risk Pregnancies
# High Risk Pregnancies

Seven maternity hospitals not fully compliant with easing of Covid restrictions

Jul 29th 2021, 4:37 PM 23,230 Views 11 Comments

12 of the 19 maternity hospitals were found to be fully compliant.

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions
# Listen To Women
# Listen To Women

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions

Jul 29th 2021, 3:30 PM 18,759 Views 16 Comments

Natalie Britton says women are being ignored when it comes to the lifting of the restrictions on partners during maternity care.

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices
# Google
# Google

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 2:35 PM 41,787 Views 158 Comments

Google Ireland said they had no specifics regarding the measure in this country.

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status
# Thorny Issues
# Thorny Issues

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status

Jul 29th 2021, 1:50 PM 19,693 Views 39 Comments

Asking workers to be fully vaccinated before returning to work raises thorny legal issues.

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month
# Cautiously Positive
# Cautiously Positive

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month

Jul 29th 2021, 1:35 PM 33,186 Views 28 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan yesterday raised the possibility of further restrictions being lifted.

Bigger crowds set to be allowed into Croke Park for All-Ireland finals
# Golden Tickets
From The42
# Golden Tickets

Bigger crowds set to be allowed into Croke Park for All-Ireland finals

Jul 29th 2021, 1:28 PM 22,959 Views 11 Comments

Expanded capacity for the All-Ireland semi-finals, and for Ireland’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers, are also under consideration.

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says
# Reopening
# Reopening

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says

Jul 29th 2021, 9:21 AM 21,978 Views 34 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan said the return to offices will be “done on a staged basis”.

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank

Jul 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,183 Views 5 Comments

The biobank will allow researchers to have access to the virus samples that are collected.

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds
# Ageism
# Ageism

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds

Jul 29th 2021, 6:20 AM 15,991 Views 43 Comments

The report says older people’s health deteriorated during the pandemic and the incidence of depression rose.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

'Reasons for optimism' from NPHET as Holohan raises prospect of lifting remaining restrictions
# Reasons To Be Cheerful
# Reasons To Be Cheerful

'Reasons for optimism' from NPHET as Holohan raises prospect of lifting remaining restrictions

Jul 28th 2021, 9:43 PM 57,891 Views 78 Comments

Holohan said that Ireland’s uptake of Covid-19 vaccines was “among the best in the world”.

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey
# Back To School
# Back To School

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey

Jul 28th 2021, 11:10 AM 11,765 Views 6 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout

Jul 28th 2021, 9:58 AM 12,828 Views 97 Comments

This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says
# Back To School
# Back To School

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says

Jul 27th 2021, 4:43 PM 13,884 Views 12 Comments

The department is planning for a “full reopening” of schools in August/September.

# covid-19 - Monday 26 July, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow

Jul 26th 2021, 8:14 PM 49,326 Views 96 Comments

The health minister announced the news today.

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 26th 2021, 6:10 PM 77,102 Views 112 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health today.

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 28,596 Views 14 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

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