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# lockdown - Today’s News

Christmas crafts, nursing home concerts and virtual 5km runs all part of Keep Well campaign

Taoiseach Michéal Martin launched the campaign today.

# lockdown - Yesterday’s News

New national lockdown announced in France

Bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses will close, but schools will stay open.

# lockdown - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.

# lockdown - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

From The42 Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?

The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.

# lockdown - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Gardaí alerted to illegal pyramid schemes operating on social media

Officers believe there has been an increase in this type of activity since the start of lockdown measures imposed in March.

# lockdown - Monday 19 October, 2020

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19

The “sharp and deep” lockdown will begin at 6pm on 23 October.

# lockdown - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Melbourne eases lockdown as virus cases decline

The Australian state of Victoria reported only two new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday and no deaths.

# lockdown - Friday 16 October, 2020

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow

The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.

# lockdown - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.

# lockdown - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Czech Republic - with just over double Ireland's population - had 8,618 new Covid-19 cases yesterday

The prospect of a second lockdown looms in the central European country.

# lockdown - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Poll: Do you think Ireland will be placed under Level 5 restrictions before the end of the year? Lockdown This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland will be placed under Level 5 restrictions before the end of the year?

NPHET told the government that moving to Level 5 now was the “only opportunity” to get Covid-19 back “under control”.

Pubs closed early and travel restricted: How other European countries are currently dealing with Covid-19

Here’s how some other countries are getting on with coronavirus restrictions at the moment.

# lockdown - Monday 5 October, 2020

Smyths Toys reassures parents its supply lines are solid as crowds gather amid Level 5 fears

Crowds started forming at toy shops across the country.

Twelve trade associations and 429 individual businesses send open letter to Government over Level 5 fears

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has said the government should reject Nphet’s advice.

Coronavirus: Cabinet to discuss rejecting Level 5 recommendation after coalition leaders meet Holohan

NPHET has recommended that the entire country enter Level 5 – the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions.

Paris to close all bars and cafes as French capital goes under maximum coronavirus alert

In Paris, restaurants can stay open subject to some restrictions.

Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?

No social gatherings at all, no dine-in bars, but schools and creches stay open.

# lockdown - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Partial lockdown introduced for Madrid as cases rise in the Spanish city

Police are controlling travel in and out of the Spanish capital.

# lockdown - Friday 2 October, 2020

A third of the UK will be under tighter restrictions from tomorrow as Liverpool set for new local lockdown

People returning to the UK from Turkey and Poland will also be asked to quarantine under new restrictions.

# lockdown - Friday 25 September, 2020

Spain extends Madrid lockdown to cover one million people

European countries are facing up to a sustained spike in Covid-19 cases.

Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic

What can Ireland learn from other countries as we enter the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?

# lockdown - Friday 18 September, 2020

Covid-19 Level 3 (plus): Here are the changes that come into force for Dubliners at midnight

The capital is facing additional measures on top of the stated Level 3 restrictions.

Calls for Van Morrison to be stripped of city honour

The musician was given freedom of the city of Belfast in 2013.

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin

Cabinet has accepted NPHET advice without deviation, including recommendations on closing indoor dining.

Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice

Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.

# lockdown - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'We're taking action early': Varadkar says EU capitals have not imposed the kind of restrictions Dublin is facing

Dublin is expected to be placed on Level Three before the weekend.

# lockdown - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.

# lockdown - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect

The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.

# lockdown - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Pubs may not reopen and other businesses may close if Covid situation gets worse, government admits

Cabinet ministers have highlighted that case numbers have not resulted in a big hike in ICU, hospitalisation numbers, or deaths.

# lockdown - Monday 7 September, 2020

Numbers of dogs being surrendered rising again with return to work and school

Last month Dogs Trust received the highest number of surrender request calls from dog owners since April.

# lockdown - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October

Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.

# lockdown - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Officials are not considering putting Dublin into lockdown at present, Donnelly says

103 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Dublin by health officials yesterday.

# lockdown - Monday 31 August, 2020

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister

Simon Harris also defended the fact that college fees would remain the same, even as courses move online.

'We have a plan': New Zealand lifts Auckland lockdown despite growing number of cases

The Auckland lockdown began on 12 August after four cases were detected in the city of 1.5 million.

# lockdown - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country

In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.

# lockdown - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

# lockdown - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.

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