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# covid19-facts - Monday 9 March, 2020

Explainer: What the government's new income support plan means for workers who have to self-isolate

The new measures announced today will also apply to self-employed workers.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Coronavirus: What is contact tracing and who is considered a 'close contact'?

Health authorities have processes in place that will still be necessary even as the number of cases here rises.

# covid19-facts - Friday 6 March, 2020

An image being shared on social media naming schools closing due to Covid-19 is fake: here's why

The image has been circulating following the confirmation of four cases of the virus in Clare.

Who are the WHO? What does 'community transmission' mean? - A Covid-19 glossary of terms

We’re hearing lots about pandemics, contact tracing and community transmission. Let’s break it all down.

Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?

A Cabinet subcommittee will discuss proposals for worker supports on Monday.

# covid19-facts - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Workers' entitlements, risks for infants and why we're not restricting travel - Answers to our readers' Covid-19 questions

Six cases in the Republic of Ireland and three cases in Northern Ireland have been confirmed.

How to speak to your children about the coronavirus

Parents should be mindful of the discussions they have about the virus in front of their children.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Yes, it's safe to receive a package from China. No, there are no media blackouts: Exploding myths about Covid-19

There are a few common misconceptions around the coronavirus. Here, we take some of them head on.

# covid19-facts - Monday 2 March, 2020

Here are workers' entitlements if they are affected by Covid-19

The first case of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed over the weekend.

Covid-19 Explained: TCD's lead virus expert on match bans, self-isolation, and hand washing

Are you washing your hands for 20 seconds?

Covid-19: What are the symptoms and what protocols are in place to deal with suspected cases?

There remains one confirmed case of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

# covid19-facts - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know

Dr Cillian De Gascun is a medical virologist, and chair of the HSE’s Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group,

# covid19-facts - Friday 28 February, 2020

Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true

That WhatsApp message you got might sound believable – but check it out for yourself before sharing it.

# covid19-facts - Thursday 27 February, 2020

The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19

We cut through the scaremongering to answer the most common questions about the situation.

# covid19-facts - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Travel advice: Can I cancel my trip to Italy over coronavirus (and will I get a refund)?

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against travel to certain areas of Italy – these are your options if you have a trip booked.

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