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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Monday 29 March, 2021

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Easing 5km, outdoor sports and meet ups outside: Phased 'cautious' relaxation of restrictions expected after 5 April

Mar 29th 2021, 9:49 AM 147,868 Views 111 Comments
  • NPHET will meet today to discuss what recommendations it will give to government.
  • A formal decision will be made at a full cabinet meeting tomorrow followed by a public address by the Taoiseach.
  • It comes as Ibec downgrades its economic forecasts slightly, citing the length of the current lockdown.
Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres
# Community Testing
# Community Testing

Positivity rate running at 3% as 7,500 people attend walk-in Covid-19 test centres

Mar 29th 2021, 9:48 AM 39,282 Views 55 Comments

Four of the walk-in centres are in different parts of Dublin and one is in Tullamore.

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates

Mar 29th 2021, 7:08 AM 32,561 Views 58 Comments

The study says transmission from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario.

# covid-19 - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 604 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 604 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 28th 2021, 5:39 PM 102,675 Views 201 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Second person who absconded from hotel quarantine located
# Dublin
# Dublin

Second person who absconded from hotel quarantine located

Mar 28th 2021, 12:55 PM 83,894 Views 83 Comments

The location of another remains unknown.

Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ireland administers record number of vaccines for second day in a row

Mar 28th 2021, 12:21 PM 109,307 Views 97 Comments

A total of 27,427 doses were administered on Thursday.

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?

Mar 28th 2021, 11:08 AM 81,364 Views 128 Comments

Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?

A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'
# Care Homes
# Care Homes

A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'

Mar 28th 2021, 9:30 AM 11,046 Views 5 Comments

We speak to two staff members tasked with keeping care home residents engaged during the pandemic.

# covid-19 - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 624 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 624 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 27th 2021, 5:54 PM 81,924 Views 154 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Boris Johnson says roadmap for easing England's lockdown is still on track
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Boris Johnson says roadmap for easing England's lockdown is still on track

Mar 27th 2021, 5:20 PM 16,577 Views 40 Comments

The UK Prime Minister said he can see absolutely nothing in the data to dissuade him from continuing along ‘our road map to freedom’.

Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine
# First Jab
# First Jab

Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 27th 2021, 1:10 PM 28,996 Views 58 Comments

Northern Ireland’s programme has opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.

Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66

Mar 27th 2021, 11:59 AM 17,842 Views 23 Comments

It is the lowest number since the start of January.

Poll: Would you take a free, walk-in Covid-19 test for people without symptoms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take a free, walk-in Covid-19 test for people without symptoms?

Mar 27th 2021, 11:00 AM 48,222 Views 82 Comments

Five test centres opened this week across the country.

# covid-19 - Friday 26 March, 2021

Gardaí now allowed to accept surplus vaccines if offered by HSE
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Gardaí now allowed to accept surplus vaccines if offered by HSE

Mar 26th 2021, 10:47 PM 77,045 Views 85 Comments

It follows uncertainty about when gardaí will be vaccinated.

Social visits between households double since end of January despite Level 5 restrictions
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Social visits between households double since end of January despite Level 5 restrictions

Mar 26th 2021, 9:44 PM 32,848 Views 49 Comments

The finding was contained a new opinion poll by the ESRI.

Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Health Minister says Beacon Hospital will continue vaccinations despite private school controversy

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 8:22 PM 194,473 Views 462 Comments
  • The Dublin hospital gave "leftover vaccines" to 20 teachers and staff from St Gerard's Catholic school in Bray.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid said the incident is "extremely annoying" and "extremely frustrating for the public".
Coronavirus: 20 deaths and 584 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 20 deaths and 584 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 26th 2021, 5:44 PM 93,949 Views 165 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

The EMA has granted approval for AstraZeneca plant at centre of diplomatic dispute
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

The EMA has granted approval for AstraZeneca plant at centre of diplomatic dispute

Mar 26th 2021, 2:54 PM 26,639 Views 24 Comments

The Dutch plant has been at the centre of a bitter spat between the UK and the EU over AstraZeneca’s vaccine production shortfall.

First group of passengers arrive in Ireland for mandatory hotel quarantine
# Travel
# Travel

First group of passengers arrive in Ireland for mandatory hotel quarantine

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 2:44 PM 69,848 Views 105 Comments

All arrivals into Ireland, from 33 selected countries, must now stay in a hotel for 12-days before they are free to travel in Ireland.

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say

Mar 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,479 Views 20 Comments

A clinical psychologist at NUI Galway says self-compassion and hope are key to mental wellbeing amid Covid-19.

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays

Mar 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 11,411 Views 11 Comments

New and expectant mothers with severe mental health issues are currently admitted to a general psychiatric ward.

# covid-19 - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 606 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 606 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 25th 2021, 6:58 PM 100,568 Views 125 Comments

There are 312 patients with Covid-19 hospitalised around the country as of 8am today, with 75 in ICU.

1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today
# Test Centres
# Test Centres

1,400 people attend new 'walk-in, no appointment needed' Covid-19 test centres today

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 5:53 PM 55,116 Views 83 Comments

The temporary testing centres will allow people who don’t have symptoms of Covid-19 to get a free test.

AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

AstraZeneca issues guidance to patients on symptoms of 'very rare' potential vaccine side-effect

Mar 25th 2021, 4:46 PM 75,747 Views 50 Comments

Guidance from the company was issued to Irish medics yesterday.

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown

Mar 25th 2021, 3:53 PM 41,639 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 1:59 PM 32,597 Views 32 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 683 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said last night that having all schools fully open in April is a top priority for the government.
One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

One in four people in Ireland cut spending on food and utilities during pandemic, study finds

Mar 25th 2021, 7:21 AM 12,216 Views 3 Comments

That’s according to research carried out by Red C on behalf of St Vincent de Paul.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers

Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 31,158 Views 51 Comments
  • The number of people with Covid-19 in intensive care units currently stands at 76.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 371 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland went live yesterday morning.
  • A total of 10,613 passengers arrived into Dublin Airport last week.
Four walk-in Covid test centres in Dublin, and one in Tullamore, to open tomorrow
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four walk-in Covid test centres in Dublin, and one in Tullamore, to open tomorrow

Mar 24th 2021, 1:58 PM 30,574 Views 35 Comments

They will open at 11am tomorrow and run for a week to allow health authorities to assess take-up in the area.

'Canary in the coalmine' GP data indicates increase in people with Covid symptoms
# Numbers Double
# Numbers Double

'Canary in the coalmine' GP data indicates increase in people with Covid symptoms

Mar 24th 2021, 1:45 PM 28,810 Views 40 Comments

A GP tracker survey has indicated that the number of patients reporting Covid symptoms has doubled this week.

Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

Man arrested and €140k worth of cannabis seized during Covid-19 checkpoint in Cork

Mar 24th 2021, 1:29 PM 10,870 Views 20 Comments

The man is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Roche forced out of Tour of Catalunya after contact with Covid-positive colleague
# Close Contact
From The42
# Close Contact

Roche forced out of Tour of Catalunya after contact with Covid-positive colleague

Mar 24th 2021, 8:51 AM 2,378 Views 0 Comments

Roche finished 16th on Monday’s opening stage before his withdrawal.

Johnson says pandemic will stay with him 'as long as I live' as he faces scrutiny
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Johnson says pandemic will stay with him 'as long as I live' as he faces scrutiny

Mar 24th 2021, 7:17 AM 27,441 Views 21 Comments

He conceded there were ‘many things that we wish we’d done differently’ at the outset of the pandemic.

FactCheck: Is the medication ivermectin an alternative to Covid-19 vaccines?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is the medication ivermectin an alternative to Covid-19 vaccines?

Mar 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,133 Views 0 Comments

A lot of studies are being carried out into whether the anti-parasitic drug could be used to treat Covid-19.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Government sources indicate 'cautious approach' will be adopted in review of Level 5 restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government sources indicate 'cautious approach' will be adopted in review of Level 5 restrictions

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:47 PM 55,322 Views 72 Comments

Concerns were raised at Cabinet this afternoon over rising case numbers.

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 371 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:32 PM 112,573 Views 160 Comments

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

UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown
# One Year On
# One Year On

UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown

Mar 23rd 2021, 1:10 PM 7,727 Views 15 Comments

The public is also being urged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm with a candle or light.

Denmark announces plans to reopen society once all over 50s vaccinated
# Reopening
# Reopening

Denmark announces plans to reopen society once all over 50s vaccinated

Mar 23rd 2021, 11:38 AM 39,734 Views 84 Comments

In Denmark, 5.4% of the population has currently been fully vaccinated.

Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Online booking portal for Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine is now live

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 8:52 AM 75,005 Views 140 Comments
  • The mandatory hotel quarantine will come into effect at 4am on Friday.
  • The Tifco Hotel Group has been appointed as the service provider for the quarantine hotels.
  • All passengers travelling to Ireland from designated States must enter mandatory hotel quarantine.
Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: What's the use in the public doing NPHET's 'a little bit more' if Government can do no better?

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 59,982 Views 67 Comments

Shubhangi Karmakar says the angry response to NPHET’s call last week was the last crack in the rift between public health and public opinion.