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# covid-19 - Today’s News

Covid-19: More than 170 complaints over standard of care in nursing homes during March and April

Many complainants raised concerns with social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings

The UK Prime Minister is being criticised for defending his senior adviser’s actions in driving 260 miles during lockdown.

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 57 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Traffic on M50 'increases by 30% and petrol drops by 3c' on first week of Phase One

The government relaxed Covid-19 restrictions slightly, to allow some people to return to work, and garden centres to open.

New York Times fills front page with names of 1,000 lives lost to Covid-19

The United States has been the hardest-hit country in the coronavirus pandemic by far.

Fresh calls for Dominic Cummings to resign after new allegations of lockdown travel emerge

Downing Street has said it would “not waste time” replying to the fresh allegations.

From The42 Bournemouth player one of two more Covid-19 cases in the Premier League Covid-19

Bournemouth player one of two more Covid-19 cases in the Premier League

In all, 996 players and club staff were tested over three days last week for Covid-19.

Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately? Your Say This post contains a poll

'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic

Golf champion Carol Brill said daily tasks can be “very, very stressful” for people with sight and hearing loss.

Larry Donnelly: An erratic Trump now leads a US further divided by Covid-19

Donnelly says voters this year will believe in Trump the straight-shooter or Trump the perpetually offended narcissist.

# covid-19 - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Boris Johnson offers top aide his ‘full support’ after 260-mile lockdown trip

Downing Street has issued a statement this morning defending Cummings.

13 more deaths in Ireland and China reports zero new cases for first time: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main stories about the pandemic today.

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 76 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Harris announces establishment of Covid-19 nursing home expert panel

The establishment of the panel follows a recent National Public Health Emergency Team recommendation.

HSE chief urges public to 'hold firm' with restrictions as number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals falls

Recent figures show that by yesterday, 298 patients with coronavirus were admitted to 29 hospitals across the state.

Chef Shane Rigney shares a chicken noodle salad and coconut cream layer cake

Shane Rigney, owner of Riggers D8 in Inchicore, Dublin, says it’s been a slog working through the shutdown, but he’s grateful they’re still going.

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions

One secondary school teacher says now is also an opportunity to reimagine a new way of educating Irish students.

A €20m budget and just 67 field inspectors: Is the HSA up to the task of policing the Covid reopening?

Success in re-opening in Ireland is relying on community transmission of Covid-19 not to rise sharply again.

# covid-19 - Friday 22 May, 2020

Trump says churches should re-open this weekend and he'll 'override' governors who don't agree

“It’s not right,” Trump said. “So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”

Chief Medical Officer says large gatherings of people 'are exactly things we don't want to see'

Tony Holohan suggested that the weather this weekend might help people follow the public health rules.

Most customers whose travel plans were cancelled amid Usit liquidation will be able to claim refunds

The company’s online operations have been bought by a previous CEO and shareholder.

Debunked: No, the world has not been wrongly treating Covid-19 as pneumonia

A post on Facebook claims that medics should treat Covid-19 as thrombosis, not pneumonia.

Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 115 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland is now 1,592.

Harris says mandatory passenger form for those arriving in Ireland from next week

The Minister for Health addressed reporters this evening.

Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50

‘National Slow Down Day’ is taking place from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.

Over-65s account for 90% of coronavirus deaths recorded in Ireland CSO

Over-65s account for 90% of coronavirus deaths recorded in Ireland

At its peak, there were 270 Covid-19 related deaths in the week ending 17 April.

Irish troops in Lebanon to return home at the end of next month after Covid-19 delay

Upon arrival in Ireland, personnel will be required to spend 14 days in self-isolation.

'I had one on before': Trump avoids wearing mask during tour of Ford factory despite company policy

Company chairman Bill Ford said that he had encouraged Trump to wear a mask when he arrived at the factory.

NPHET to meet to discuss Covid-19 outbreak in meat factories

Last night it emerged that 828 workers have been diagnosed across the country.

Putin-backed Chechen President in Moscow hospital with Covid-19 as citizens fear hospitalisation

Ramzan Kadyrov took power in Chechnya after his father Akhmat Kadyrov was killed in a 2004 bomb attack.

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

New mothers excluded from wage subsidy: 'I feel like I'm being penalised because I was on maternity leave'

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said he is examining the issue of women being excluded from the Covid-19 wage subsidy.

Debunked: No, the 'survival rate' for Covid-19 is not above 99.9% Covid19 Facts This post contains videos

Debunked: No, the 'survival rate' for Covid-19 is not above 99.9%

This claim has been going around the internet for the past week.

# covid-19 - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Full court sittings set to resume tomorrow

It was announced yesterday that sittings would only be two hours long, but on foot of new advice that is set to change.

Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show

Employment levels were down to 1.75 million people by the end of April.

'We can suppress this virus': Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 is 0.45

The reproductive rate of the virus is 0.45, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said.

Unemployment in US hits 38.6m, and Varadkar's 'free money' warning: Today's Covid-19 main points

Six McDonald’s drive-thrus and sunny weather kept Gardaí busy yesterday.

From The42 Woodward vows to 'weather these challenges' as Man United record losses for 2020 Money Matters

Woodward vows to 'weather these challenges' as Man United record losses for 2020

The executive vice-chairman revealed that an estimated £20m is due back to broadcasters.

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