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#covid19

# covid19 - Thursday 9 December, 2021

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,613 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

# covid19 - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 5,590 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 7th 2021, 5:27 PM 62,074 Views 83 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule
# Frustration
# Frustration

'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule

Dec 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 14,502 Views 15 Comments
  • Venues were left with just days to decide whether to cancel, reschedule or add dates and ask customers to change their tickets, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Those working in the industry have asked for clarity on the conditions that need to be met in order to lift the restrictions in January.

# covid19 - Sunday 5 December, 2021

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says

Updated Dec 5th 2021, 4:22 PM 46,677 Views 101 Comments

The government agreed a number of new measures on hospitality and household visits on Friday.

Pressure piled on Johnson to come clean over No 10 Christmas party
# Dominic Raab
# Dominic Raab

Pressure piled on Johnson to come clean over No 10 Christmas party

Dec 5th 2021, 2:00 PM 50,321 Views 24 Comments

Dominic Raab said it would have been a breach of Covid restrictions if Downing Street staff held a party last year.

Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11
# Vaccine Approval
# Vaccine Approval

Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11

Dec 5th 2021, 12:40 PM 12,629 Views 23 Comments

“It is about keeping our kids safe, keeping our families safe, keeping all Australians safe,” Australia’s Health Minister said.

Repatriation flight for 156 people arrives in Ireland from  Morocco
# Omicron
# Omicron

Repatriation flight for 156 people arrives in Ireland from Morocco

Dec 5th 2021, 8:29 AM 33,175 Views 18 Comments

Morocco has banned all incoming flights for at least two weeks.

# covid19 - Friday 3 December, 2021

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised
# Household Visits
# Household Visits

No more than four households to meet inside homes in coming weeks, public advised

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:23 PM 31,671 Views 83 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced a number of new Covid restrictions this evening.

# covid19 - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 2nd 2021, 5:12 PM 58,745 Views 75 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid19 - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?
# Questions
# Questions

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?

Nov 30th 2021, 2:07 PM 19,770 Views 0 Comments

Certain cohorts are being prioritised to receive their booster jabs at the moment.

# covid19 - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights
# New Variant
# New Variant

Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights

Updated Nov 28th 2021, 1:45 PM 42,269 Views 46 Comments

The cases emerged from 61 positive cases in passengers on planes from South Africa to Amsterdam.

Coronavirus: 3,735 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,735 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 28th 2021, 12:30 PM 59,001 Views 51 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

NPHET meeting and considering further measures after Omicron variant detected in Europe
# Omicron
# Omicron

NPHET meeting and considering further measures after Omicron variant detected in Europe

Nov 28th 2021, 7:35 AM 100,093 Views 122 Comments

The new variant has not yet been detected in Ireland.

# covid19 - Saturday 27 November, 2021

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant

Updated Nov 27th 2021, 5:51 PM 110,108 Views 95 Comments

The new variant of Covid-19 has been deemed a high risk by the EU.

Coronavirus: 4,791 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,791 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 27th 2021, 11:48 AM 81,201 Views 108 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Every day counts': European countries scramble to regain control over surging coronavirus

Nov 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 25,443 Views 21 Comments

Several European countries are reintroducing restrictions as they work to roll out booster programmes.

# covid19 - Friday 26 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,620 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,620 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 26th 2021, 5:59 PM 59,652 Views 51 Comments

Two groups representing doctors released a statement this evening urging people to follow the public-health measures.

Explainer: What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?
# B11529
# B11529

Explainer: What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?

Nov 26th 2021, 2:34 PM 47,889 Views 66 Comments

The B.1.1.529 variant has first been found in cases in parts of Africa and Asia.

Booster vaccines approved for all adults: Pregnant women and 40 to 49s next in line for jabs
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Booster vaccines approved for all adults: Pregnant women and 40 to 49s next in line for jabs

Nov 26th 2021, 11:27 AM 68,922 Views 98 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has said a significant amount of planning will be required now.

# covid19 - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 3,893 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 43 deaths notified in the past week
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 3,893 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 43 deaths notified in the past week

Nov 24th 2021, 5:18 PM 75,789 Views 132 Comments

The Tánaiste told FG TDs tonight that the current Covid wave looked to be “plateauing at a worrying high level”.

Covid-19: Ronan Glynn says virus 'out of control' amid further warnings of pressure on hospitals
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Ronan Glynn says virus 'out of control' amid further warnings of pressure on hospitals

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 12:12 PM 88,785 Views 100 Comments
  • The deputy CMO said the positive test rate is plateauing at "an extremely high level".
  • Glynn said NPHET may have to make recommendations to address concerns.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid said the resurgence of the virus will place even more pressure on staff.
New Zealand to stay closed to foreign travellers for another five months
# Covid19
# Covid19

New Zealand to stay closed to foreign travellers for another five months

Nov 24th 2021, 8:28 AM 17,497 Views 22 Comments

The border announcement came as New Zealand prepares to revamp its domestic Covid-19 response to scrap lockdowns.

# covid19 - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Plan to subsidise antigen tests to be signed off on later this week or next Tuesday, says Tánaiste

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 9:00 PM 23,122 Views 51 Comments

Subsidised antigen tests are expected to be made available at pharmacies for €2 to €3.

Survey shows 45% of people have cancelled social events between now and Christmas
# Covid19
# Covid19

Survey shows 45% of people have cancelled social events between now and Christmas

Nov 23rd 2021, 9:15 AM 24,713 Views 11 Comments

Public health officials have advised against major socialisation events such as Christmas parties.

# covid19 - Monday 22 November, 2021

Teachers' union says 'significant number' of school staff contracted Covid in recent weeks
# Covid19
# Covid19

Teachers' union says 'significant number' of school staff contracted Covid in recent weeks

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:20 AM 36,919 Views 81 Comments

A survey found 605 staff across 877 schools tested positive for the virus recently.

# covid19 - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,181 cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 4,181 cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 21st 2021, 12:51 PM 96,491 Views 172 Comments

Public health officials have appealed to the public to reduce social contacts and seek a test if they are symptomatic.

# covid19 - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Pfizer asks US to authorise pill to treat Covid-19
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Pfizer asks US to authorise pill to treat Covid-19

Nov 16th 2021, 9:53 PM 27,870 Views 53 Comments

The treatment is given over five days.

'We need to act now': Taoiseach announces updated Covid-19 restrictions
# New Measures
# New Measures

'We need to act now': Taoiseach announces updated Covid-19 restrictions

Nov 16th 2021, 6:49 PM 132,607 Views 190 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it is "increasingly clear that we are experiencing another surge of Covid infection" in Ireland
  • People are once again advised to work from home unless it is "absolutely necessary to attend in person".
  • Pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to have an earlier closing time of midnight effective from Thursday night.
Coronavirus: 4,407 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid Figures
# Covid Figures

Coronavirus: 4,407 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 16th 2021, 5:38 PM 55,776 Views 83 Comments

The latest figures were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) this evening.

# covid19 - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
# Covid19
# Covid19

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

Nov 9th 2021, 11:25 AM 6,484 Views 7 Comments

Lewis said he is so far only experiencing mild symptoms.

Thousands protest against Covid restrictions in New Zealand
# Covid19
# Covid19

Thousands protest against Covid restrictions in New Zealand

Nov 9th 2021, 7:46 AM 27,301 Views 45 Comments

The protest was peaceful, with demonstrators dispersing after performing a massed haka on the grounds of parliament.

# covid19 - Monday 8 November, 2021

Aer Lingus says 'almost every seat' is booked this week as US ends 19-month ban on travel
# Covid19
# Covid19

Aer Lingus says 'almost every seat' is booked this week as US ends 19-month ban on travel

Updated Nov 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 23,655 Views 24 Comments

The restrictions were first imposed by Donald Trump in March 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic first erupted.

# covid19 - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
# Cop26
# Cop26

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19

Nov 6th 2021, 7:27 PM 50,530 Views 69 Comments

Minister Ryan was supposed to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the COP26 climate summit.

# covid19 - Friday 5 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 3,903 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 3,903 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 5th 2021, 6:12 PM 78,277 Views 123 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this evening.

# covid19 - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Daily cases would be 'north of 10,000' without vaccines: The key points from today's NPHET briefing
# Today's Briefing
# Today's Briefing

Daily cases would be 'north of 10,000' without vaccines: The key points from today's NPHET briefing

Nov 3rd 2021, 5:35 PM 27,185 Views 68 Comments
  • Schools and nightclubs are not the main cause of the surge; it's a broader increase in socialising across all age groups, NPHET officials said.
  • Dr Tony Holohan said that there was "a substantial amount of public confusion" about antigen tests.
  • Professor Philip Nolan said it's an "impossible question" to answer when cases might begin to plateau.

# covid19 - Friday 29 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,549 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 2,549 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 29th 2021, 5:52 PM 70,119 Views 99 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid19 - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,605 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,605 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 28th 2021, 5:15 PM 70,004 Views 97 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid19 - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Tickets for late events and nightclubs must be booked an hour in advance under proposed rules
# Ticketing System
# Ticketing System

Tickets for late events and nightclubs must be booked an hour in advance under proposed rules

Updated Oct 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 34,910 Views 36 Comments
  • All nightclub events must be ticketed from this week.
  • LVA CEO Donall O'Keeffe said the ticketing system will impact live music in pubs and musicians.
  • Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy said that the Government’s handling of the situation “was and is an absolute shambles”.
Coronavirus: 2,193 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,193 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 5:05 PM 51,951 Views 74 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# covid19 - Monday 25 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,845 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,845 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Oct 25th 2021, 12:49 PM 63,514 Views 54 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.