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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Monday 23 March, 2020

60,000 people sign up for HSE recruitment drive as first interviews start for doctors and nurses

“Bear with us” is the message from the HSE today as it sifts through the large volume of applications.

Names of towns and regions where Covid-19 clusters are should be released, says Martin

Martin said it might change public behaviour if people know their areas have been affected.

Restaurant closures, gardaí stress social distancing, Olympic Games face delay: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are 906 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’

Over the weekend, photos emerged showing crowds of people visiting open spaces across many parts of the UK and Ireland.

From The42 O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff Covid-19

O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff

The company made the announcement this afternoon.

Supermacs, Starbucks, Subway and Krispy Kreme all to close their doors

McDonald’s announced yesterday that it was closing all its Irish stores.

Coronavirus: How long can Covid-19 survive on plastic, metal and other surfaces?

Studies suggest that the virus can live for days outside the body, depending on the surface.

From The42 'There's bigger things happening, this is just an injury' - Surgery in Oz and hoping to get home to Ireland Covid-19 Crisis

'There's bigger things happening, this is just an injury' - Surgery in Oz and hoping to get home to Ireland

Mayo and West Coast Eagles star Grace Kelly has had a whirlwind few days.

From The42 'Everything happened very fast' - Arsenal boss Arteta makes full recovery from Covid-19 Good News

'Everything happened very fast' - Arsenal boss Arteta makes full recovery from Covid-19

The Gunners manager tested positive for the virus 10 days ago.

Government concerned about weekend crowds but further restrictions won't be based on 'what's trending on Twitter'

It is expected that further recommendations will be made by public health officials tomorrow.

Over 7,000 contacted about immigration applications moving online

The office is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Grafton Street footfall plummets by 75% as people stay away from Dublin city centre

Customer-facing businesses – employing 35,000 people – have mostly shut according to Dublin Town.

From The42 'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended Inevitable

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended

Australia’s National Rugby League has been postponed two rounds into the new campaign.

From The42 Seamus Coleman makes hefty donation to group feeding Ireland's frontline workers Lovely Gesture

Seamus Coleman makes hefty donation to group feeding Ireland's frontline workers

The Ireland captain donated €20,000 to ‘Feed the Heroes.’

From shaking hands to a potential 'total lockdown': How the UK has rapidly shifted its position on Covid-19

After reports of the public flouting social distancing guidelines, the pressure is on Boris Johnson to take tougher action on the coronavirus.

Bank of Ireland to temporarily shut more than 100 branches across the country

The bank said that 161 branches would remain open to offer a full service.

Harvey Weinstein reported to have tested positive for coronavirus

Sources told TMZ that Weinstein was one of two inmates to test positive at a New York prison.

Aer Lingus regional carrier to suspend all international flights following 'unprecedented' drop in demand

Stobart Air will suspend all flights from Dublin from this week.

From The42 Canada pulls out of Olympics, Japanese prime minister says delay may be 'inevitable' Tokyo 2020

Canada pulls out of Olympics, Japanese prime minister says delay may be 'inevitable'

The uncertainty amidst the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

Opinion: Demonising the young, the old or anyone else in society will not help us battle Covid-19

Ian Power of SpunOut.ie says young people are upset and concerned about the coronavirus, and blaming them for its spread is unhelpful.

Later post delivery expected as An Post staggers worker starting times

An Post is also asking customers to not bring children to post offices, if possible.

'Times are strange and we're being thrown right in': Student nurses joining the frontlines in Covid-19 crisis

Student nurses often do their work placements without pay.

# covid-19 - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 48 more deaths in the UK as Boris Johnson resists closures of parks and playgrounds

This represents the biggest jump in deaths for the nation since the crisis began.

Coronavirus: McDonald's to close all Irish restaurants from tomorrow

The closure affects all Irish and UK restaurants.

Coronavirus: Fourth death confirmed as 121 new cases confirmed in Ireland, bringing total to 906

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the news this evening.

Deaths in both Republic and Northern Ireland as cases on island now top 1,000: Today's Covid-19 main points

There have been 1,034 confirmed cases on the island of Ireland.

From The42 'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk' Tokyo 2020

'To train for these Games clearly puts their physical and mental health at risk'

Athletes from several sports have criticised the IOC’s advice that they continue to prepare for the Games “as best they can”.

'We have to take the fight to the virus': WHO's Michael Ryan says lockdowns are not enough Covid-19 This post contains videos

'We have to take the fight to the virus': WHO's Michael Ryan says lockdowns are not enough

Ryan said countries must “actively look” for those infected.

From The42 'You can get wrapped up in sport and think it's the be all and end all - but the people are more important' Dubs Down Under

'You can get wrapped up in sport and think it's the be all and end all - but the people are more important'

Dublin and Melbourne star Niamh McEvoy on the AFLW through the Covid-19 crisis and her debut season there.

Cost of a litre of petrol at lowest level recorded since April 2016

The coronavirus pandemic and a significant drop in crude oil costs are among the factors behind the drop in price.

Gardaí stop cars entering packed carpark at Clare beach

Clare Civil Defence volunteers were deployed to Lahinch and Kilkee.

From The42 Liverpool FC offer stewards to supermarkets amid virus panic Helping Out

Liverpool FC offer stewards to supermarkets amid virus panic

The chief executive of Liverpool has made the offer.

Emirates to cancel most passenger flights from Wednesday amid coronavirus pandemic

The company will also reduce salaries for the majority of its employees for three months but said it will not cut jobs.

Social distancing: Glendalough upper car park and Sally Gap closed due to 'sheer volume of traffic'

The National Parks and Wildlife Service said earlier this week that there’s been an increase in people using parks.

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19

The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.

Coronavirus: Second death confirmed in Northern Ireland and 20 more cases

The patient was elderly and had an underlying medical condition.

Ireland places huge orders for Covid-19 testing equipment and face masks

Health Service Executive boss Paul Reid said good progress is being made on obtaining extra test kits.

Coveney confirms charter flight to repatriate Irish citizens stuck in Peru being arranged

There are currently 135 Irish citizens in Peru.

About 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for Covid-19 test, all told to self-isolate while they wait

HSE officials said the wait time is typically four to five days.