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# covid19 - Friday 11 September, 2020

'There is a lot of uncertainty': Paschal Donohoe warns of Covid-19 impact on recovery, in his first meeting as Eurogroup head

Donohoe is in Berlin for his first meeting as President of the Eurogroup.

# covid19 - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Covid-19: Dublin faces visitor restrictions as NPHET makes recommendations to Government

Over half of Covid-19 cases reported in the past seven days have been in Dublin.

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks

There has only been one school in which a second case was identified after an original confirmed case.

# covid19 - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes

The total number of workplace outbreaks is 85, including 31 in meat processing plants.

Significant rise in Covid-19 referrals in Kildare and Dublin prompts delays in receiving home tests

One Kildare resident explained they were waiting six days for a test after they were referred.

Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk

Mass testing at meat plants has indicated levels of infection among workers is now very low.

# covid19 - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Pubs given green light to reopen from 21 September

Cabinet agreed that pubs which do not serve food can reopen from 21 September, subject to local restrictions.

Cabinet expected to permit reopening of pubs from 21 September

Local restrictions may be implemented in some areas with high incidence of Covid-19, however.

'I want to be there when she needs me most': Frustration as restrictions keep partners of pregnant women out of hospitals

Partners cannot attend scans and can only join pregnant women for the late stages of labour.

# covid19 - Monday 7 September, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 102 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update on the spread of the disease this evening.

Ireland now officially in recession after largest ever quarterly GDP drop

The economy shrank by 6.1% between April and June.

India overtakes Brazil for second-most coronavirus cases

India has recorded more than 4.2 million Covid-19 infections.

# covid19 - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Catch up on all that made the headlines.

Everyone out by 11.30pm and no time limits where 2m distance maintained - Draft guidelines for pub reopening

Under the draft guidelines group numbers would still be limited to six people from no more than three households.

# covid19 - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Dubliners urged to keep social contacts low as more than half of new cases in capital

Two additional pop-up Covid-19 testing centres opened in Dublin this weekend.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 231 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials provided an update this evening.

HSE reports increase in numbers requiring self-isolation at CityWest

On Wednesday, there were 139 people in total using the self-isolation facilities.

# covid19 - Friday 4 September, 2020

New Zealand reports first coronavirus death in three months

A man in his 50s died at an Auckland hospital.

Robert Pattinson 'tests positive for Covid-19' as filming on The Batman suspended

A spokesperson for Warner Bros said the individual is currently isolating in accordance with established protocols.

Revenue commissioners bracing for rise in tax claims and disputes over working-from-home expenses

Internal email show concerns over communications of expense entitlements among the public.

# covid19 - Thursday 3 September, 2020

INMO decries 'sudden and unplanned' decision to remove acute services from Tallaght children's hospital

The INMO has this morning criticised what it has called the “sudden and unplanned” move.

'A kick in the gut': Dwayne Johnson reveals he and his family tested positive for Covid-19

The actor urged people to not politicise the pandemic and to wear a mask after his family contracted the virus.

# covid19 - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Coronavirus: One death and 89 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening.

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

Covid-19 deaths and hospital numbers remain low as Ireland is 'protecting vulnerable people better'

The majority of confirmed cases are now in those aged under 45.

No social distancing and underlying health risks: Covid committee to hear from teachers and parents today

A number of representative groups will voice their concerns in the Dáil today.

# covid19 - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

French pharma company halts Covid-19 drug trial after 'inconclusive' clinical tests

The drug was being developed to treat serious cases of the disease.

People 'will have to go to pubs in small groups' if and when they reopen, NPHET warns

Professor Philip Nolan warned that restrictions on indoor gathering will “likely be with us for some time”.

Hong Kong begins China-led mass testing programme for Covid-19

The government expects five million people will take part in the programme.

# covid19 - Monday 31 August, 2020

Concern about number of people wearing face masks under their chins or with noses exposed

Acting CMO Dr Ronan Glynn this evening warned improper use of face coverings could increase risk.

Drinks Industry Group claims Government support package 'fails to grasp' reality

The Government last week announced a €16 million support package for pubs around the country.

Australia virus cases drop after lengthy Melbourne lockdown

Melbourne residents are currently enduring a raft of restrictions including an overnight curfew.

# covid19 - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 42 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released from the Department of Health this evening.

Wales police investigating 'rave' with over 3,000 people who travelled from across the UK

It is one of a number of illegally held events across the UK during the bank holiday weekend.

Any plans to give gardaí powers to tackle house parties during pandemic 'fraught with difficulties'

The Government this week u-turned on its plans to afford gardaí extra powers to police house parties.

# covid19 - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Police break up gathering of thousands protesting pandemic restrictions in Germany

Germany recorded more than 1,500 new cases in the past 24 hours.

# covid19 - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca gives first doses to patients in Covid-19 treatment trial

The pharmaceutical giant hopes the drug will act as a preventative for people exposed to the virus, as well as to treat patients with Covid-19.

# covid19 - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that 13,000 tests were completed, adding this is “our highest daily number ever”.

# covid19 - Friday 21 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 79 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Of today’s cases, 21 cases have been identified as community transmission.

Restrictions to remain in place in Kildare for two weeks but lifted for Laois and Offaly

Over the last 14 days 455 cases had been reported in Kildare, 81 in Offaly and 41 in Laois.