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# covid19-facts - Today’s News

Warning over 'tempting' warm weekend and Michael D enters the fray: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death of a further six people with Covid-19 announced last night.

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

# covid19-facts - Yesterday’s News

Schools to reopen at the end of August and a new deal with private hospitals: Today's Covid-19 main points

The deaths of nine more people in Ireland from Covid-19 were announced last night.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 28 May, 2020

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Nursing homes timeline: Early predictions of problems with PPE, hospital discharges and poaching of staff in letters

Hundreds of pages of correspondence between Nursing Homes Ireland and the Department of Health were released yesterday.

# covid19-facts - Monday 25 May, 2020

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in past day, Dominic Cummings defends trip to Durham: Today's Covid-19 main points

Discussion this week is likely to be focused on the further easing of restrictions ahead of 8 June.

# covid19-facts - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Four additional deaths in Ireland, and Cummings' actions defended as 'sensible': Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main stories about the pandemic today.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 23 May, 2020

13 more deaths in Ireland and China reports zero new cases for first time: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main stories about the pandemic today.

# covid19-facts - Friday 22 May, 2020

Debunked: No, the world has not been wrongly treating Covid-19 as pneumonia

A post on Facebook claims that medics should treat Covid-19 as thrombosis, not pneumonia.

Mandatory form for arrivals to Ireland and number of new cases exceeds 100 again: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main stories about the pandemic today.

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.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 21 May, 2020

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.

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.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

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.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine? Covid-19 This post contains videos

Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine?

The drug is not approved for use against Covid-19 in the US or here.

# covid19-facts - Monday 18 May, 2020

Here is how to wear a face mask or covering properly Covid-19 This post contains videos

Here is how to wear a face mask or covering properly

Many people are wearing face masks in an effort to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Phase One: What can you expect when you go to a hardware store next week?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that Ireland will enter Phase One of easing restrictions on Monday.

# covid19-facts - Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One explained: Who's going back to work and what other restrictions have changed?

Hardware stores, garden centres, farmers’ markets, bicycle shops and garages are due to open Monday.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Debunked: The viral video Plandemic makes a series of false claims about Covid-19

The 26-minute video was viewed millions of times before social media giants took it down.

Explainer: What needs to happen for us to move into Phase One next Monday?

Officials have said they are ‘hopeful’, but it is not guaranteed.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country

Members of the public have been warned about a text scam in recent days.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Debunked: 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.

# covid19-facts - Friday 8 May, 2020

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

Here are the main developments today.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

The Explainer: Will it be possible for pubs to open before 10 August?

Is it possible for publicans to get their way?

Debunked: No, this video does not show people having a 'street party' in Dublin last week

A post shared on Facebook claims to show a party taking place in Dublin on 1 May, but the footage is older than that.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Debunked: No, postural drainage is not an 'easy' way to treat Covid-19 pneumonia

The HSE said routine breathing tests and mobilising are more appropriate for Covid-19 patients than this method.

# covid19-facts - Friday 1 May, 2020

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

That’s what we speak to Cillian de Gascun about in this week’s podcast.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015

Posts speculating about the origin of the virus have been widely shared in recent weeks.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this footage does not show NPHET members ignoring social distancing

An image was widely shared on social media after file footage appeared on RTÉ news bulletins.

Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real

The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this image does not show an official government announcement about the lifting of restrictions

This image has been shared widely on WhatsApp recently.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Debunked: No, there wasn't a vaccine for Covid-19 back in 2001

A piece of misinformation being shared widely claims that a vaccine existed 19 years ago. This is untrue.

Debunked: No, Donald Trump didn't tweet he'd 'never let thousands die' in a pandemic back in 2009

The US President says lots of things. But he didn’t say this.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Debunked: No, WhatsApp isn't about to start charging users to send messages

A message circulating WhatsApp claims that the platform is going to start charging users from “Saturday morning”.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Debunked: Is 2020 really a 'normal' year for deaths from respiratory illnesses?

A post on Facebook claims there are no more deaths ‘than usual’ as a result of Covid-19.

# covid19-facts - Friday 17 April, 2020

Debunked: No, Sweden has not suppressed Covid-19 more than countries with stricter measures

Social media posts have claim Sweden has stopped the spread of the Covid-19 virus without restrictions on movement.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Debunked: There's no evidence that criminals are dousing facemasks with chemicals so they can rob people

The false message has been shared across Facebook and WhatsApp in Ireland and other countries.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this isn't a 'tentative' list of dates the government might start letting things reopen

This message has been circulating today in WhatsApp Groups – the Chief Medical Officer says “no such list exists” right now.

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