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# covid19 - Friday 17 April, 2020

Man (30s) appears in court after allegedly spitting on gardaí

The man appeared before a court in Mallow, Co Cork yesterday.

# covid19 - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 43 deaths and 629 new cases confirmed, plus 95 positive cases from March backlog

The latest figures were provided at a briefing at the Department of Health this evening

# covid19 - 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.

Spain records 523 new deaths as confirmed cases increase by more than 5,000

The number of confirmed infections rose by 3% to 177,633.

Schools begin to reopen in Denmark today while some shops reopen in Italy

Italy allowed bookshops, launderettes, stationers and children’s clothing retailers to re-open.

# covid19 - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Explainer: Why our positive Covid-19 numbers from Irish labs and those from a German lab are reported separately

Health officials say including the results from a German lab in ‘new cases’ would skew the curve.

Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses

The company said it is rolling out face visors to drivers this week as an interim measure.

# covid19 - Monday 13 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 31 deaths and 527 new cases in Ireland confirmed

1,849 people have now been hospitalised with the virus.

Harris: 'There's no magic point at the start of May where life as we know it before coronavirus can resume'

Factors such as ICU capacity and the reproduction rate of the virus will determine how and when restrictions can be eased back.

# covid19 - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Britain records 917 new deaths in 24 hours pushing death toll close to 10,000

The number of new infections from the disease climbed by 5,234.

US counts record 2,100 deaths from Covid-19 in a 24-hour period

The US has now recorded 18,586 deaths and is closing in on the toll of 18,849 dead in Italy.

# covid19 - Friday 10 April, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions to remain in place until at least Tuesday 5 May, Taoiseach announces

Simon Harris said that garda enforcement powers will be extended for the next three-and-a-half weeks.

# covid19 - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Number of people infected by confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland down from four to around one

Professor Philip Nolan said the modelling advisory group can see the “profound effect” the measures are having on transmission.

Boris Johnson 'in extremely good spirits' as he is moved out of intensive care in hospital

Johnson has spent three nights in ICU after contracting the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: 28 more deaths and 500 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have said restrictions on public movement are not expected to be lifted this week.

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff

It was reported today that two wards in the hospital were closed following an outbreak of infection.

IMF warns of Great Depression-level impact, restrictions set to be extended: Today's Covid-19 main points

There is now a total of 6,074 confirmed cases in Ireland, and 235 deaths.

Aggressive public health measures halted the spread of Covid-19 in China, study shows

Scientists also warned there is a substantial risk of the virus being reintroduced from abroad.

# covid19 - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Emergency powers for gardaí, and 224 people in ICU: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now a total of 6,074 confirmed cases in Ireland, and 235 deaths.

Holohan: Majority of people with Covid-19 are recovering and 53 who were in ICUs have been discharged

Although most people have been able to recover at home, officials said there is no room for complacency as vulnerable groups are still at a high risk.

Coronavirus: 25 more deaths and 365 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials continue to urge people to stick with their advice.

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week

The department said the benefit was paid at the original rate “pending the system being built to apply the increased rate”.

'It's now your place of residence': Garda commissioner says those in holiday homes must stay there

The powers afforded to gardaí will be in place for four days and may be extended.

Thousands of people leave Wuhan after the months-long lockdown was lifted

Wuhan, in Hubei province, was the source of the global coronavirus outbreak.

Trump threatens to withdraw funding from the World Health Organization

New York City’s pandemic death toll has reached at least 4,000 people.

# covid19 - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

Boris Johnson remains in intensive care but is 'breathing without any assistance'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab provided the public with an update on Johnson’s condition this afternoon.

Taoiseach appeals to members of the public not to travel to holiday homes this Easter weekend

Some fear the long weekend and milder weather would draw people out of their homes.

New WhatsApp restrictions to curb the spread of misinformation about Covid-19

Volumes of misinformation about coronavirus has been circulated through messaging and social media apps.

China says it has had no new coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours

Authorities said there were 32 new cases – all from people who returned from overseas.

# covid19 - Monday 6 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 16 more deaths and 370 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released at a Department of Health briefing this evening.

Four-year-old tiger at Bronx zoo tests positive for Covid-19

The four-year-old tiger is expected to make a full recovery.

# covid19 - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Confirmed cases in Northern Ireland exceed 1,000, Trump expects 'a lot of death' in the US: Today's Covid-19 main points

21 more deaths from the virus in Ireland were confirmed on Sunday evening.

# covid19 - Friday 3 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Total number of deaths in Ireland climbs to 120, as 424 new cases confirmed

The figures were released by the Department of Health at a briefing this evening.

Virus-hit cruise ship which is carrying Irish citizens docks in Florida

Four people have died on board the MS Zaandam which was refused entry by a number of South American countries.

Spain sees 900 new deaths in 24 hours as death toll nears 11,000 fatalities

Spain is currently dealing with over 117,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

Ryanair expects 'minimal, if any' flights during April and May as much of its fleet remains grounded

The company said that the number of passengers it carried in March was 48% lower than the same month last year.

Explainer: What is a viral load and does it impact on the severity of Covid-19 symptoms?

Concerns were raised on social media in relation to the viral load that would be contracted by healthcare workers.

# covid19 - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Worldwide cases top 1 million as six-week-old dies from Covid-19 in the US

Half the planet is under some form of lockdown as governments struggle to tackle the virus.

Coronavirus: 13 more deaths and 402 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials announced the latest figures at the Department of Health this evening.