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# covid-19 - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Announcement expected as Cabinet meets to discuss possible Level 4 restrictions in border counties

It follows a decision by the Stormont Executive to close schools for two weeks.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 1,095 new cases confirmed in Ireland

“This situation is extremely concerning. Every single one of us has a role to play,” Dr Tony Holohan said.

From The42 Napoli handed 3-0 defeat and docked one point for Juventus no-show

Napoli handed 3-0 defeat and docked one point for Juventus no-show

Gennaro Gattuso’s side didn’t travel following instructions from health authorities in the Campania region.

Fourth resident at Laois nursing home dies after contracting Covid-19

On Monday, three residents were confirmed to have died at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home in Portlaoise.

From The42 Penalty icon Panenka released from hospital after being in intensive care with Covid-19 Recovery

Penalty icon Panenka released from hospital after being in intensive care with Covid-19

The Czech football legend became famous after his spot-kick against Germany in the Euro 1976 final.

What does Budget 2021 mean for you? Financial planner Eoin McGee has some answers

Eoin McGee looks at yesterday’s budget and breaks down what it means for some members of the workforce.

From The42 New Zealand pull out of Wembley friendly v England due to Covid 'complications' Cancelled

New Zealand pull out of Wembley friendly v England due to Covid 'complications'

All Whites ‘gutted’ as November friendly is cancelled.

From The42 Dustin Johnson forced out of CJ Cup following positive Covid-19 test Covid-19

Dustin Johnson forced out of CJ Cup following positive Covid-19 test

World number one golfer ‘very disappointed’ to miss Vegas tournament.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Authorities could have contained spread of Covid-19 that infected thousands in Austrian ski resorts, report finds

The mishandling has been blamed for allowing sick tourists to carry the virus to their home countries.

Late night discussions for Stormont Executive amid spiralling Covid-19 cases in North

Northern Ireland has seen a dramatic increase in positive Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.

From The42 'I got so upset because I was so relieved that I hadn't been in contact with anybody else' Covid-19

'I got so upset because I was so relieved that I hadn't been in contact with anybody else'

Grace Walsh has recently returned to work after spending two weeks in isolation.

Garda Commissioner restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case

Drew Harris tested negative for Covid-19 at the weekend.

Covid-19 infections among health workers are 'decreasing steadily', WHO says

Healthcare workers have since the beginning of the pandemic been disproportionately affected by the crisis.

Leo Varadkar says 'third wave' considerations played into €5.4 billion contingency funding

Varadkar also said that any decision on whether the country would move to a Level 4 lockdown would be taken on Friday.

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments

The government released its €17.75 billion Budget package earlier today.

EU countries agree 'traffic light' system of international Covid-19 travel restrictions

The new guidelines were agreed at a meeting in Luxembourg today.

Bar owners say they were 'given assurances' that insurer FBD would cover losses caused by Covid-19

The High Court heard further submissions in a case taken by bars against the insurer.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 811 more cases confirmed in Ireland

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

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus Covid-19

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

The Juventus forward will miss Portugal’s Nations League clash with Sweden.

Self-employed people to be allowed claim Covid-19 welfare payment while earning through work

The measure was announced as part of Budget 2021 today.

First Covid-19 reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

A 25-year-old man with no known immune disorders or underlying conditions was infected with Covid-19 on two separate occasions.

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days

There has been a small number of confirmed cases in Qingdao in recent days.

'I feel so powerful, I'll give you a big fat kiss': Trump holds first rally since Covid diagnosis

Trump’s doctor said the US president no longer has the virus.

Budget 2021 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

Today the biggest budget in the history of the State will be revealed – here’s what we know.

# covid-19 - Monday 12 October, 2020

Trump has tested negative for Covid-19, White House doctor says

This comes after Trump declared over the weekend he is healthy enough to return to the campaign trial.

'It's not an option': World Health Organisation warns against attempts to develop Covid-19 herd immunity

The concept has been frequently referenced since the beginning of the pandemic.

Young doctor on contracting Covid-19: My oxygen dropped and I was unable to finish a sentence

Dr Owen O’Flynn said it was “disappointing” to see some people flouting the rules, adding that the guidelines were there for a reason.

Gardaí seize alcohol, beer taps, kegs and spirit dispensers during raids of three suspected shebeens

The seizures were made at three premises in Laois, Meath and Westmeath.

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?

The new restrictions are expected to become law on Wednesday.

From The42 'Unfortunate timing' of Tipp's trip to Spain, the pain of losing on penalties and Bonner's return Reflections

'Unfortunate timing' of Tipp's trip to Spain, the pain of losing on penalties and Bonner's return

Brendan Maher is gearing up for a unique hurling championship in 2020.

Liverpool to face toughest English lockdown as Boris Johnson outlines three-tier Covid-19 plan

The new system of restrictions in England will designate medium, high and very high risk areas.

Three residents at Laois nursing home die after contracting Covid-19

More than 30 cases of the virus were reported at the facility last week.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment jumps by over 23,000

228,858 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

Poll: Should authorities across island of Ireland cooperate more to tackle Covid? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should authorities across island of Ireland cooperate more to tackle Covid?

There has been a spike in cases in recent weeks.

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country

Dublin, Galway and Limerick city centres all lost their ‘clean’ status, according to a new survey.

Opinion: Government must learn the lessons of the Leaving Cert calculated grades debacle

Aisling Ryan and Pierce Ryan of UCC say the State and tech will intertwine more and more and the Leaving Cert issue tells us that transparency is key for future projects.

The Green List is now empty and all arriving passengers should restrict their movements

The updated list comes into effect from today.

# covid-19 - Sunday 11 October, 2020

'I'm immune': Donald Trump prepares to return to the campaign trail

Yesterday, Trump made his first public appearance since returning to the White House.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 814 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

From The42 'It's the same old story, in that we haven't finished our chances' - Duffy Stalemate

'It's the same old story, in that we haven't finished our chances' - Duffy

The Ireland captain says their depleted Ireland squad had to dig deep to earn a 0-0 draw against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.