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# covid-19 - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen Covid-19 This post contains videos

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen

The HSA can order a business to shut down operations if it doesn’t comply with the measures.

From The42 More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19 EEK

More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s fight is off but as of now, UFC 249 is still going ahead.

Poll: Should hairdressers open up before 20 July under strict measures? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hairdressers open up before 20 July under strict measures?

Hairdressers are due to open on 20 July, but other countries are opening salons sooner.

Olympian, author and fitness expert Derval O'Rourke shares some healthy recipes

Derval offers some simple tips for maintaining health and well-being during the Covid-19 shutdown.

Debunked: TheJournal.ie and other outlets are not organising a 'clap for our government' tonight

A fake image on social media claims that media organisations and Fine Gael are calling for people to applaud the government tonight.

'Europe must emerge stronger from this crisis': A message from EU Presidents von der Leyen, Sassoli and Michel

On Europe Day, marking the Schuman declaration in 1950, the three presidents of the EU, Commission and Parliament share thoughts on Covid-19 and the future for Europe.

# covid-19 - Friday 8 May, 2020

New rules on re-opening businesses include Covid-19 induction training for staff

A new protocol will be published tomorrow outlining rules businesses will have to adhere to when re-opening.

Hiqa to carry out inspection at Louth nursing home after 23 deaths in five weeks confirmed

In recent weeks, staff and residents in nursing homes have been tested for Covid-19.

Leaving Cert exams cancelled and 156 new cases: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main developments today.

Coronavirus: 27 deaths and 156 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The figures were announced at a briefing by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Visitors told to stay away from Ireland's offshore islands until August

Only those providing essential services may enter.

Ireland's unemployment rate would be 28.2% if people on pandemic payment were included

The CSO has said people on the payment do not meet the definition of being unemployed.

This year's National Ploughing Championships have been cancelled

The Ploughing will not be ploughing on with the ploughing this year.

Cabinet decision about Leaving Cert exams to be announced this afternoon, Taoiseach confirms

Leo Varadkar spoke to Pat Kenny on Newstalk this morning.

Opinion: 'The HSE should reverse centralisation policy to avoid disastrous waiting lists'

Dr Naveed Abbas argues that peripheral hospitals should return to doing more complex surgeries once this emergency has passed.

Social distancing: Frustration and 'genuine panic' as cafe owners consider the future

Dublin cafe owners are grappling with rent and reduced footfall.

# covid-19 - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Speculation mounts about Leaving Cert cancellation, and UK was 'ill-prepared' for pandemic: Today's Covid-19 main points

A new childcare scheme for healthcare workers has also been launched.

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts

However, concerns have been raised about the legality of predicted grades.

UK was not prepared for worst-case pandemic scenario, leaked report reveals

UK was not prepared for worst-case pandemic scenario, leaked report reveals

The analysis, codenamed Exercise Cygnus, was based on a 2016 simulation of a flu pandemic.

Justice Ministers remind public to 'please stay at home' over NI bank holiday weekend

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Northern Ireland Minister for Justice Naomi Long issued a joint statement this evening.

Louth nursing home has recorded 26 deaths from Covid-19, says Sinn Féin TD

Sinn Féin’s Ruairí Ó Murchú said that the deaths occured at the Dealgan House Nursing Home.

Harris says he wants 'all-island approach' to new contact tracing app

The HSE is aiming to release its contact tracing app by the end of this month.

NI Executive to advise public to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces

Stormont leaders also confirmed that the North’s Covid-19 infection rate is still too high to ease restrictions.

Simon Harris thanks 160 healthcare workers who live in Direct Provision

There have been 164 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among residents in Direct Provision centres to date.

Coronavirus: 29 more deaths and 137 new cases in Ireland confirmed

“We have achieved our goal of suppressing the spread of the disease, it was not easy for anyone but there is no question that our collective effort has saved lives,” Dr Tony Holohan said.

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again

Harris said the number of admissions to hospital and intensive care have halved in the last week.

Taoiseach rules out 0% VAT rate for tourism, but cut could be brought in by the next government

The Taoiseach said he is in favour of a tourism taskforce being set up.

A third of people arriving into Ireland have not disclosed quarantine details to officials

Those who have not returned their details are contacted by phone and are asked if they are self-isolating.

Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website

Deal with broadband providers to help students learn at home doesn't cover Zoom website

Many third-level institutions and schools are using video calling to home school during the crisis.

Fears of second wave hang over Covid-19 containment successes around the world

Authorities in many countries are drawing up plans to cope with a resurgence in cases, as lockdowns are eased.

Taoiseach tells the Dáil it is 'very possible' that Covid-19 was present in Ireland last year or in early January

The Taoiseach has confirmed the €350 pandemic payment will be extended beyond June.

From The42 2021 Australian Open tennis could be cancelled, organisers concede Covid-19

2021 Australian Open tennis could be cancelled, organisers concede

‘We’re hoping for the best but planning for everything.’

'Highest death toll in Europe': Boris Johnson mocked up as Neville Chamberlain in Dover Cliffs stunt Peace In Our Time This post contains videos

'Highest death toll in Europe': Boris Johnson mocked up as Neville Chamberlain in Dover Cliffs stunt

An activist group is comparing Johnson’s actions to pre-WW2 appeasement.

Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI

Retail, accommodation and food sectors employ half of all minimum wage workers in Ireland.

Feeling hoarse working from home? TCD is warning your voice could be at risk during lockdown

The research team is conducting a national survey for people to share their experiences.

Father of Aslan singer Christy Dignam dies after contracting Covid-19

Christopher (Christy) Dignam Senior died yesterday afternoon.

CEO Willie Walsh delays retirement as Covid-19 plunges IAG into €1.68 billion quarterly loss

Willie Walsh had been due to step down in June but will remain until September.

From The42 Top 14 chiefs postpone decision on next season's Champions Cup places Covid-19

Top 14 chiefs postpone decision on next season's Champions Cup places

EPCR is considering reformatting the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup for next season.

Garda group 'disappointed' that sergeants and inspectors won't get priority testing

The AGSI said that a “u-turn” had been done by Garda management.

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.