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# lockdown - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown

France’s infection rate per 100,000 people is now less than a third of what it was at the start of November.

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

# lockdown - Monday 23 November, 2020

Fans set to return to sports stadiums in England from December

Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed into grounds in low-risk areas.

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5

The Taoiseach has said that “no decisions have been made as yet” as to exactly what restrictions will follow Level 5.

# lockdown - Friday 20 November, 2020

South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder

A tough lockdown for the state’s almost two million people will now end late tomorrow.

# lockdown - Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

# lockdown - Thursday 12 November, 2020

SuperValu's Christmas advert with a 2020 twist draws warm reception online We Believe This post contains videos

SuperValu's Christmas advert with a 2020 twist draws warm reception online

SuperValu’s advert features a boy called Conor, who is awaiting a mysterious Christmas visitor.

# lockdown - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Collins Dictionary names ‘lockdown’ its Word of the Year for 2020

Its annual list of additions is dominated by terms such as ‘social distancing’, ‘key worker’ and ‘self-isolate’.

# lockdown - Monday 9 November, 2020

Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial

The suspected outbreak has led to the postponement of a firearms trial at the Special Criminal Court.

# lockdown - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Cyberbullying rates in Ireland soared by '28% during lockdown'

The younger children were, the more likely they were to be victims, the study found.

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases

France is currently in a partial lockdown to try and reduce Covid-19 numbers.

England's new Covid-19 lockdown starts today - here are the rules

Labour’s Keir Starmer said it would be “madness” not to extend the measures if they didn’t work.

# lockdown - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'

Italy was the first European country hit by coronavirus.

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules

New rules state drinks must be pre-ordered online or by phone.

# lockdown - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Confusion sown by UK ministers over rules for England's lockdown

New rules are coming into effect in England on Thursday in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19.

# lockdown - Monday 2 November, 2020

Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you adhering to the Level 5 restrictions?

We’re set for another month of Level 5.

Nigel Farage is rebranding the Brexit party into an anti-lockdown party

The party which took no seats at last year’s British general election is seeking a new approach.

# lockdown - Sunday 1 November, 2020

England’s national lockdown could be extended beyond 2 December, Gove admits

Michael Gove said it would be ‘foolish’ to predict what would happen with the pandemic over the next four weeks.

# lockdown - Saturday 31 October, 2020

England on lockdown until 2 December, Boris Johnson announces in another U-turn

Schools will remain open but pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops are to shut.

England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson

Johnson is expected to announce the measures at a press conference on Monday, according to The Times.

# lockdown - Thursday 29 October, 2020

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

Taoiseach Michéal Martin launched the campaign today.

# lockdown - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

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

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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.

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