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# covid-19 - Today’s News

'This is getting serious again': New restrictions now in effect as Dublin moves to Level 3

Business expressed their frustration at the measures for Dublin last night as the Covid-19 figures painted a stark picture.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

Extra gardaí drafted to Dublin and checkpoints across county as Level 3 restrictions begin

There will be a high level of garda visibility on foot, in cars and on bikes across Dublin.

Council says Dublin pubs, cafes and restaurants will be permitted to serve outside if they meet certain conditions

Such establishments can only cater for outdoor dining from tomorrow.

'All of the efforts are to reduce congregation': CMO outlines urgency of fresh Dublin restrictions

The number of Covid-19 cases where the source of the infection is unknown has escalated dramatically in the capital.

From The42 How does moving into Level 3 affect sport in Dublin? A Step Backwards

How does moving into Level 3 affect sport in Dublin?

New restrictions for Dublin will take effect from midnight tonight.

Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips or overseas journeys

Similar to the travel advice throughout the pandemic – it is not a criminal offence to travel beyond the county border or travel abroad.

Covid-19 Level 3 (plus): Here are the changes that come into force for Dubliners at midnight

The capital is facing additional measures on top of the stated Level 3 restrictions.

Calls for Van Morrison to be stripped of city honour

The musician was given freedom of the city of Belfast in 2013.

Up to 50 people can attend weddings in Dublin this weekend, but down to 25 people from Monday

From Monday, a maximum of 25 people can attend weddings and funerals in Dublin.

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 253 new cases - including 116 in Dublin

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin

Cabinet has accepted NPHET advice without deviation, including recommendations on closing indoor dining.

Unions and meat processors agree safety protocol for workers in the industry

Siptu division organiser Greg Ennis said that serial testing must be maintained at meat plants going forward.

Dublin universities cancel on-campus activities, move most classes online

The universities agreed to implement enhanced measures in response to a request from government.

Golf group says it 'adhered to guidelines' after 20 members test positive following Tullamore trip

A member of the group had Covid-19 and died suddenly from an unrelated illness.

Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice

Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.

'There's no way I'm closing': Dublin pubs and restaurants say another closure would cost thousands

Pubs and restaurants have condemned the mixed messaging from the government.

Bobby Storey funeral: Sinn Féin representatives invited to speak to police

A party spokesperson said that the representatives will “co-operate with the investigation”.

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

'Creative lifeblood of Ireland': Events industry pens open letter on impact of Covid-19 on the sector

The open letter is part of the national awareness week for the live entertainment and event industry in Ireland.

Covid-19 virus analysis suggests low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses

But the researchers say some changes are occurring and these are useful to follow the spread of virus.

'It's close to criminal': Joe Biden blasts Trump's pandemic response

Joe Biden was taking part in his first town hall event.

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# covid-19 - Thursday 17 September, 2020

From The42 Top Georgia rugby official arrested for shooting player Problems

Top Georgia rugby official arrested for shooting player

The bizarre incident comes less than two months before the Lelos, 12th in the world rankings, start their Autumn Nations Cup campaign.

Green List: Germany and Poland among countries added as Greece, Italy and Norway removed

The Department of Foreign Affairs provided an update on the new Green List countries this afternoon.

Ryanair chief O'Leary warns of fresh capacity cuts at Dublin Airport if travel rules aren't loosened quickly

Michael O’Leary said the government has ‘mismanaged’ air travel.

From The42 71-year-old Middlesbrough boss Warnock tests positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

71-year-old Middlesbrough boss Warnock tests positive for Covid-19

The vastly-experienced manager will be spending a period in isolation.

Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid-19 lawsuits

Families accuse the Wuhan and Hubei governments of concealing the outbreak when it first emerged late last year.

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.

Covid-19 pandemic means hard Brexit 'could impact Irish economy even worse than feared'

However, new research has found that no sector is severely exposed to both the shocks of the pandemic and a hard Brexit.

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Ryanair is 'mischaracterising' Ireland's travel measures by calling them 'restrictions', court told

The State was responding in court to claims made by Ryanair about the measures.

Taoiseach commits to examining hospital rules keeping partners of pregnant women out of maternity wards

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

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told

An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.

From The42 Football set to lose an estimated €12 billion in revenue around the world due to pandemic Global Impact

Football set to lose an estimated €12 billion in revenue around the world due to pandemic

Fifa’s Covid-19 relief fund is worth €1.3bn and allows national associations and regional confederations to apply for grants and interest-free loans.

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system

The action is being taken by a student who missed out on a place to study medicine at Trinity College by two points.

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's Living with Covid-19 plan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied with the government's Living with Covid-19 plan?

The much-awaited plan was announced yesterday.

India's confirmed Covid-19 cases passes 5 million as it closes in on US for highest number globally

A further 90,000 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, alone.

Mary Lou McDonald: Confusion, mixed messaging and punch-down policies - this government is out of touch with reality

The Sinn Féin leader says in a pandemic and now recession, the lack of clarity from Government is the last thing the country needs.

'Remembering our loss': National and local events to commemorate those we have lost during Covid-19

In the government’s new plan on living with Covid-19 is a section on how we mark those who have died during the pandemic.

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