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# lockdown - Friday 12 June, 2020

Debunked: It's false to claim that fewer than 100 people have died directly from Covid-19

Over 1,600 people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.

# lockdown - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'Nothing political, nothing stressful. Just calm tadpoles': Tyrone teen on her international TikTok fame

Hannah McSorley is affectionately known as “tadpole girl” and has an audience scattered across the USA, UK, Ireland and beyond.

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy

David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# lockdown - Monday 8 June, 2020

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today

From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.

'We need furniture, carpets, some plants': Large queue outside Ikea store in Dublin as Phase Two begins

Some shops and other businesses are permitted to reopen from today.

# lockdown - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Harris says there is 'a slight potential increase' in the Covid-19 reproductive rate

Harris said the country is still effectively suppressing the growth of the virus.

# lockdown - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach

However, the country’s top epidemiologist defended the decision not to impose a strict lockdown.

# lockdown - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder?

Are you happy to soak up the sun from your garden or do you crave a populated beach?

# lockdown - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Micheál Martin says there is 'no serious justification' for the 5km and 20km limit

Decisions on any changes to the roadmap will only be made after 5 June, Varadkar said today.

# lockdown - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Former UK health secretary says Dominic Cummings was in 'clear breach of lockdown rules'

Senior Tory figures have said it was “humiliating” to watch cabinet ministers defend Dominic Cummings.

# lockdown - Monday 25 May, 2020

Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures

Mark Rutte today announced the recent death of his 96-year-old mother in a care home in The Hague.

# lockdown - Sunday 24 May, 2020

From The42 Lockdown left Lewis Hamilton questioning his Formula One future Doubt

Lockdown left Lewis Hamilton questioning his Formula One future

The star admitted to struggling for motivation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings

The UK Prime Minister is being criticised for defending his senior adviser’s actions in driving 260 miles during lockdown.

# lockdown - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

From The42 'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision' New Deal

'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision'

Jordi Murphy has signed a new two-contract to keep him at Ulster until 2022 at least.

# lockdown - Monday 18 May, 2020

Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi arrested at his home and released on bail

Police and ambulance services were called at 4am on Sunday morning after a woman was reported ‘unwell’.

# lockdown - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

# lockdown - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Spanish government to seek one-month extension of state of emergency

It would mean the state of emergency that is currently set to expire on 24 May would last until late June, if approved.

# lockdown - Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

Taoiseach confirms 'it is safe' to go ahead with Phase One of re-opening from Monday

The announcement comes after Cabinet met today to discuss advice given by NPHET.

From The42 Florida police issue arrest warrants for NFL players after alleged robbery at party Miramar

Florida police issue arrest warrants for NFL players after alleged robbery at party

Witnesses told police the two allegedly took thousands of dollars in cash, expensive watches and other valuables.

Zoombombing, FaceTiming and finding your light: surviving working from home

Sarah Geraghty offers some helpful advice to those dealing with new forms of communication via technology.

# lockdown - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Varadkar 'increasingly confident' Phase One of lifting restrictions will begin on Monday

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said there are questions to be asked about how the country is re-started and the logic behind the decisions.

# lockdown - Monday 11 May, 2020

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill have emphasised their ‘stay at home” message.

# lockdown - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Politicians in NI to meet tomorrow to discuss plan for any easing of Covid-19 restrictions

This evening, Boris Johnson set out his government’s roadmap for the easing of restrictions.

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases

The spikes have caused concerns about the implications of loosening restrictions.

# lockdown - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Fears of second wave hang over Covid-19 containment successes around the world

Authorities in many countries are drawing up plans to cope with a resurgence in cases, as lockdowns are eased.

# lockdown - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

More than 30,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in the UK

The UK has the highest death toll in Europe, and the second highest globally behind the US.

# lockdown - Monday 4 May, 2020

Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown

It comes after the country reported its lowest toll since 10 March yesterday.

# lockdown - Sunday 3 May, 2020

From The42 Manchester United to speak to Marcos Rojo after lockdown breach Argentina

Manchester United to speak to Marcos Rojo after lockdown breach

The 30-year-old, on loan at Estudiantes, was seen playing cards and smoking with friends in his homeland.

Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as Spain records lowest daily death toll in seven weeks

Despite the reopenings, experts have cautioned that many countries are still not through the worst of their outbreaks yet.

# lockdown - Saturday 2 May, 2020

A simple recipe for fruit soda bread and some thoughts on the lockdown, from an expert Co Down baker

Tracey Jeffrey had built a breadmaking business that relied on tourism, but when that stopped overnight, she decided to bake for her neighbours.

# lockdown - Friday 1 May, 2020

Taoiseach to outline 'roadmap' to lifting restrictions today - here's what we know so far

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will outline the plan this evening.

# lockdown - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Travel restrictions will not be amended to stop Northern Ireland day-trippers

Leo Varadkar said he has consulted with the Attorney General in relation to the loophole.

# lockdown - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

From The42 NRL's planned May restart given 'warning shot' after players flout rules 5th Tackle

NRL's planned May restart given 'warning shot' after players flout rules

Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr were also charged with firearms offences after they went on a weekend camping trip.

# lockdown - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'As long-awaited as it is risky': French government outlines lifting of restrictions from 11 May

All the lockdown will be lifted gradually, the French Prime Minister warned today restrictions could still be extended.

# lockdown - Monday 27 April, 2020

From The42 Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused Lockdown

Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused

The province’s senior coach hasn’t been wasting his time back home in Leeds.

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall

The country reported five new cases of the virus today but has not seen widespread community transition.

Italy sets out plans to ease Europe's longest lockdown

The country has give the green light for wholesale stores and restaurants to resume business on 4 May.

# lockdown - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions

It comes as the global death toll has edged closer to 200,000.