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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.

IRELAND

010 NO FEE Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe announcing changes to the wage subsidy scheme Source: Leon Farrell via RollingNews.ie

  • A further 38 people who contracted Covid-19 have died in Ireland, the Department of Health confirmed this evening
  • Six more people have died in Northern Ireland from Covid-19, bringing the total death toll there to 140.
  • Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said that now is not the time to end the cocooning of over 70s to protect them from Covid-19.  
  • The policy framework document signed off by Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar yesterday has been circulated to TDs, senators and MEPs.
  • Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has announced a set of changes to the wage subsidy scheme
  • A man has been charged over the murder of an 18-year-old man in Fermanagh. 
  • John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty have launched a High Court action challenging laws brought in by the state arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • A woman in her 30s has been arrested and charged following a public order and assault incident that took place yesterday evening. 

INTERNATIONAL

coronavirus-wed-apr-15-2020 A person walks past a mural supporting the NHS in Kensington, Liverpool Source: Peter Byrne via PA Images

#NURSE: A pregnant nurse has died at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus.

#BIDEN: Elizabeth Warren has endorsed Joe Biden, becoming the final major Democratic candidate to publicly support his presidential bid.

#PAY CUT: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she will take a 20% pay cut in a symbolic act of solidarity with people struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic.

PARTING SHOT

Banksy has revealed his latest work in lockdown – a series of rats causing mayhem in his bathroom.

The elusive artist posted a set of five images on Instagram this evening, with the caption: “My wife hates it when I work from home”. 

The new artwork can be seen here.  

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