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# covid-19 - Friday 22 May, 2020

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.

'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

The agreement between the Trade Union Federation and the CIF was signed today.

From The42 Games without fans 'sadder than dancing with your sister' - Luis Enrique Behind Closed Doors

Games without fans 'sadder than dancing with your sister' - Luis Enrique

The Spain coach hasn’t been impressed by football returning in front of empty stadiums.

European Commission issues recommendations to help get Ireland's economy back on track

The Commission published its recommendations in a report yesterday.

'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty

Last month, Debenhams announced it would not be reopening its stores, leaving 2,000 staff unemployed.

Fundraiser raises €158,000 for four children in Kildare orphaned after dad died from Covid-19

The family have been living in the Naas area for a number of years.

Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passes 'tragic milestone' of five million

Over 325,000 people have lost their lives from the coronavirus.

'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do'

Lisa Molloy, head of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, says the Government must not drop the ball on mental health.

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

In some widely shared posts on social media, people have claimed that deaths are incorrectly being put down to the virus.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'We've shown this can be controlled': Health officials say second wave not 'inevitable'

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control chief suggested that a second wave was highly likely.

Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 64 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures at a press conference this evening.

From The42 'In my head it wasn’t adding up' - Watford defender baffled by positive Covid-19 test Yo Adrian

'In my head it wasn’t adding up' - Watford defender baffled by positive Covid-19 test

Adrian Mariappa was one of six positive results from the first round of Premier League testing this week.

Irish antibody testing plans and Trump suggests G7 return to Camp David: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here is the latest news on the virus today.

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam

The text states that the recipient is due to receive a payment, and asks them to click on a link.

Klopp: 'I always said we don't want to rush anything, but I don't think it is rushed'

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has welcomed the imminent return of Premier League football.

Tidy Towns groups can still get funding despite competition being cancelled

The annual competition was one of the many events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 will still be here in September so why not open schools sooner?

Ken Cowley, a parent and business owner, believes it’s time NPHET considered a careful reopening of schools.

Four out of 10 Dublin pubs plan to re-open as restaurants in June

The Licensed Vintners Association said many pubs will re-open as restaurants earlier than 10 August.

Man (60s) charged with breaching Covid-19 measures after shouting at gardaí

The incident happened on 27 April in The Lough area of Cork city.

From The42 Football with fans will come back 'very soon' — Uefa president Empty Stands

Football with fans will come back 'very soon' — Uefa president

The Bundesliga made a successful return to action behind closed doors at the weekend.

Paschal Donohoe is 'examining' maternity leave exclusion from Covid-19 wage subsidy

The Finance Minister had said previously that it wasn’t possible to change the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme to suit each individual.

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Cahersiveen locals and residents in Direct Provision centre

There have been a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the centre since April.

A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19

The latest county-by-county breakdown shows Leitrim, Sligo, Waterford and Carlow have the least amount of cases.

Universities plan for life during a pandemic as Cambridge goes fully online for 2021

The UK university has said it is “likely” that social distancing will continue to be required.

Wellness Wednesday: How mindfulness and staying grounded can help during the Covid-19 pandemic

This week, Helen Byrne of The Mindfulness Centre and Kathryn Crowley, yoga teacher and artist share their thoughts on maintaining wellbeing.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

From The42 Burnley assistant and former Nottingham Forest star tests positive for coronavirus Covid-19

Burnley assistant and former Nottingham Forest star tests positive for coronavirus

The Premier League club have announced that Ian Woan is asymptomatic.

‘Stay away from blame’: Health officials say no single reason for nursing home outbreaks

The issue of elderly patients being discharged from acute hospital settings was raised by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly today.