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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Friday 27 March, 2020

Three new deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

The number of cases in the North has risen to 275.

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

Deaths from Covid-19 rise in Spain by 769 in a day

The number of cases in the country jumped by 7,800.

From The42 The US Open golf is set to be postponed until later in the summer Shutdown

The US Open golf is set to be postponed until later in the summer

The Masters and the PGA Championship have already been postponed.

From The42 Roscommon defer London apartment draw due to Covid-19 crisis after raising €856k to date Fundraiser

Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services

“The good thing about it, I think, is that there will be an opportunity to do things better,” Uachtarán na hÉireann argued.

From The42 NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions' Behind Closed Doors

NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says next month’s event will be conducted and televised, as scheduled.

Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while

Daffodil Day is cancelled, but James Gilleran is hoping people will give what they can.

Most new Covid-19 unemployment benefit claims to be paid by next week

The first coronavirus-related payments were made earlier this week.

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package

“We cannot make the same mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis,” Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned.

'Just relax, stay home': The US now has more Covid-19 cases than either China or Italy

Over 83,000 people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19.

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality

TCD professor Dr Brendan Kelly has written a book on protecting your mental health during Covid-19.

'People are living on the edge': Irish people in Madrid say the city has been transformed by the coronavirus

Madrid remains the worst-hit part of Spain as the country suffers from the spread of Covid-19.

# covid-19 - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'Some young people end up in intensive care': Health chief says *everyone* needs to social distance

Dr Tony Holohan warned that there have been many cases of young people being hospitalised because of Covid-19.

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil

In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.

255 new cases, 10 further deaths and Dáil passes emergency legislation: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 1,819 confirmed cases of the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

HSE says there's enough protective equipment to keep hospitals 'ticking over' until shipment from China

A consignment of equipment such as masks, gowns and goggles is due to arrive from China on Sunday.

From The42 'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army Ready And Waiting

'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army

Aidan Friel is a member of the Irish Defence Forces while also playing League of Ireland football.

Coronavirus: 10 more deaths and 255 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The median age of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 who have died is 79 years.

'To be honest, I nearly feel safer in work' - Kilkenny star on the front line in St Vincent's Hospital

Grace Walsh: ‘If we had the option of playing a championship and winning an All-Ireland, or our family and friends being healthy, I think we would all choose our family and friends being healthy.’

Debunked: No, drinking tea is not a cure for Covid-19

False claims being shared on WhatsApp claim that drinking tea can stop the coronavirus.

The Explainer: What are the British doing to battle Covid-19?

Why did the UK take the approach it did, and what does it mean? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s episode.

Father and son denied bail after being accused of spitting on two gardaí

Judge Miriam Walsh was told a crowd gathered around as a drug search got “out of hand”.

UK records over 100 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours as police in England given new powers

Those who ignore tougher restrictions on movement could also be fined.

From The42 England boss Eddie Jones agrees to take 25% pay cut during rugby shutdown Covid-19

England boss Eddie Jones agrees to take 25% pay cut during rugby shutdown

The RFU is facing revenue losses in the region of £45-50 million.

From The42 Coaching programme used by Man City and Real Madrid offer free access to online hub for kids in Ireland Keep Them Busy

Coaching programme used by Man City and Real Madrid offer free access to online hub for kids in Ireland

Coerver Coaching will keep their online hub open for free for as long as football is postponed in Ireland.

From The42 'People are saying ‘Wake me up when it’s 2021'' - Colin O'Riordan's strange season in Sydney Life Down Under

'People are saying ‘Wake me up when it’s 2021'' - Colin O'Riordan's strange season in Sydney

The Tipperary native and his Sydney Swans team-mates have had plenty to contend with this year.

Student nurses on placement WILL be paid for duration of Covid-19 crisis

Student nurses and midwives will be offered a contract as a healthcare assistant.

Man (39) charged after claiming to have Covid-19 and coughing on police in Northern Ireland

The man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrate’s Court on the charges today.

Coronavirus: Three more deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

A further 32 cases have also been confirmed.

'A deeply sensitive issue': The government is preparing temporary mortuaries

A government spokesperson said it was being guided “by the need for compassion and care for families who will be affected”.

Explainer: How testing for Covid-19 works now and why you still need to isolate when sick - even if not tested

Around 20,000 people a day have been seeking a test – now the scope has been narrowed down to focus on priority groups.

'Awful, really frightening': Woman purposefully coughed and spat on by two youths while out walking

Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless is calling for a serious conviction for those found guilty of deliberating trying to spread Covid-19.

Dublin's Pride Parade postponed until 12 September

“Who would have thought that after decades of asking you to come out, we’d be asking you to stay inside?” organisers said.

Opinion: We need a national unity government immediately to battle Covid-19

An all-party coalition is now needed to bring politicians together to address the crisis, writes Ciarán Cuffe of The Green Party.

Spain's Covid-19 death toll increases by 655 in one day

This is a 19% increase on figures released yesterday.