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# nphet - Friday 13 November, 2020

Dr Holohan says we must not 'drop our guard' as 7 deaths and 482 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
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# Latest Figures

Dr Holohan says we must not 'drop our guard' as 7 deaths and 482 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Nov 13th 2020, 6:06 PM 93,859 Views 139 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

# nphet - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Hiqa advises NPHET that Covid-19 reinfection is 'rarely documented but possible'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Hiqa advises NPHET that Covid-19 reinfection is 'rarely documented but possible'

Nov 11th 2020, 3:49 PM 12,852 Views 14 Comments

Studies cited by Ireland’s health watchdog indicate that antibodies that respond to Covid-19 last between 2-6 months.

# nphet - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Explainer: The logistical challenges for the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: The logistical challenges for the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine

Nov 10th 2020, 4:09 PM 20,899 Views 19 Comments

The news yesterday was really positive, but there are practical considerations to bear in mind.

# nphet - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Confrontation with NPHET foreseen as government presses ahead with EU travel plan
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# Traffic Light Travel Plan

Confrontation with NPHET foreseen as government presses ahead with EU travel plan

Nov 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 46,807 Views 38 Comments

Government sources have said Ireland has already agreed to be part of the new EU programme that will open up travel.

# nphet - Friday 30 October, 2020

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission
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# Nphet

Philip Nolan: Level 3 measures stabilise, but don't reduce, virus transmission

Oct 30th 2020, 7:27 PM 35,421 Views 50 Comments

Professor Nolan gave an update on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland at a briefing this evening.

# nphet - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Transport minister says government wants an airport testing system in place by Christmas
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Transport minister says government wants an airport testing system in place by Christmas

Oct 28th 2020, 1:12 PM 26,811 Views 64 Comments

Minister Michael McGrath says the hope is Level 5 gives us a decent Christmas.

# nphet - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Public health officials ‘not anticipating’ advising Government to keep schools shut
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# Schools

Public health officials ‘not anticipating’ advising Government to keep schools shut

Oct 27th 2020, 8:24 PM 32,036 Views 34 Comments

There have been five further deaths related to Covid-19 and an additional 720 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Normal Halloween celebrations are 'not going to be possible this year I'm afraid', says Holohan
# Halloween
# Halloween

Normal Halloween celebrations are 'not going to be possible this year I'm afraid', says Holohan

Oct 27th 2020, 7:31 PM 47,605 Views 43 Comments

Kids won’t be able to call around to neighbours houses this weekend, says NPHET.

# nphet - Monday 26 October, 2020

Government looking at rapid testing regime as means of easing Christmas travel restrictions
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# Home For Christmas

Government looking at rapid testing regime as means of easing Christmas travel restrictions

Oct 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 67,056 Views 40 Comments

A new test – known as the ‘LAMP’ test – could open up travel in the coming weeks, it’s hoped.

# nphet - Friday 23 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 777 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Nphet

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 777 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 23rd 2020, 5:53 PM 135,812 Views 213 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is '100 times greater than four months ago'
# Nphet
# Nphet

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is '100 times greater than four months ago'

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:16 AM 42,217 Views 105 Comments

The national incidence rate of Covid-19 is now over 300 per 100,000 population in the last 14 days.

# nphet - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,167 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Nphet

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,167 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 21st 2020, 5:48 PM 110,072 Views 179 Comments

The latest figures come in ahead of the introduction of Level 5, which is due to take effect tonight.

# nphet - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Here's the letter from Tony Holohan that recommended Level 5 for six weeks
# Dear Health Minister
# Dear Health Minister

Here's the letter from Tony Holohan that recommended Level 5 for six weeks

Oct 20th 2020, 9:10 PM 78,157 Views 73 Comments

The Chief Medical Officer sent the letter to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly last Thursday.

# nphet - Monday 19 October, 2020

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect

Oct 19th 2020, 10:18 PM 110,351 Views 97 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the measures earlier today.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,031 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,031 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 19th 2020, 5:56 PM 118,032 Views 329 Comments

There are 34 people in ICU, and there have been 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

# nphet - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday

Updated Oct 17th 2020, 9:27 PM 345,636 Views 334 Comments

Government leaders met today to discuss the recommendation to move to Level 5.

The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now?
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now?

Oct 17th 2020, 12:04 AM 113,120 Views 142 Comments

Michael Martin will meet Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan about that very question later today.

# nphet - Friday 16 October, 2020

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

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

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 10:05 PM 422,501 Views 542 Comments

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

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Andy Farrell: ‘There are bigger things than finishing the Six Nations’

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 1:10 PM 9,350 Views 4 Comments

Ireland coach says the health and safety of the country has to take priority over the completion of a rugby tournament.

Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles
# Opinion
# Opinion

Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles

Oct 16th 2020, 7:47 AM 24,066 Views 26 Comments

The Labour senator is calling for the introduction of support bubbles through Covid restrictions – not just for older people, but for everyone who lives alone in this country.

# nphet - Thursday 15 October, 2020

If current restrictions have no effect, there will be 400 people with Covid-19 in hospital by Halloween
# Prof Philip Nolan
# Prof Philip Nolan

If current restrictions have no effect, there will be 400 people with Covid-19 in hospital by Halloween

Oct 15th 2020, 9:52 PM 55,844 Views 124 Comments

A number of stark figures were given at tonight’s Department of Health briefing.

Data in detail: Over 100,000 tests, 238 hospitalised cases, a rising 5-day incidence
# Covid19
# Covid19

Data in detail: Over 100,000 tests, 238 hospitalised cases, a rising 5-day incidence

Oct 15th 2020, 3:11 PM 62,223 Views 48 Comments

NPHET is meeting this afternoon to consider additional Covid-19 restrictions.

# nphet - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week
# Covid19
# Covid19

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Oct 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 31,468 Views 92 Comments

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.

# nphet - Friday 9 October, 2020

Vintners call for minimum unit pricing on off-licence sales 'to curb house party outbreaks'
# New Thinking
# New Thinking

Vintners call for minimum unit pricing on off-licence sales 'to curb house party outbreaks'

Oct 9th 2020, 4:01 PM 28,817 Views 72 Comments

The VFI wants off-licence opening hours to be shortened and minimum pricing to be introduced.

# nphet - Thursday 8 October, 2020

CMO and Health Minister discussed possibility of moving to Level 4 before Level 5 recommendation
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# Nphet

CMO and Health Minister discussed possibility of moving to Level 4 before Level 5 recommendation

Oct 8th 2020, 8:05 PM 79,027 Views 48 Comments

Stephen Donnelly issued a statement in the Dáil this evening to clarify the timeline last weekend.

NPHET recommends no additional Covid-19 restrictions following meeting today
# Nphet
# Nphet

NPHET recommends no additional Covid-19 restrictions following meeting today

Oct 8th 2020, 7:32 PM 92,211 Views 71 Comments

Level 3 restrictions are in place nationwide, after the Government rejected NPHET’s recommendation on Sunday to move to Level 5.

Coronavirus: One more death and 506 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: One more death and 506 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 8th 2020, 5:51 PM 158,072 Views 267 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

HSE says hospital system 'challenged but not overwhelmed' though trends remain 'a strong concern'
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE says hospital system 'challenged but not overwhelmed' though trends remain 'a strong concern'

Oct 8th 2020, 4:44 PM 17,356 Views 24 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that some hospitals may have to start deferring or cancelling procedures.

'It certainly wasn't Stephen Donnelly': Taoiseach says health minister didn't leak NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
# Who Knew What
# Who Knew What

'It certainly wasn't Stephen Donnelly': Taoiseach says health minister didn't leak NPHET's Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 8th 2020, 3:00 PM 70,387 Views 110 Comments

Donnelly is to make a statement about the sequence of events prior to NPHET’s Level 5 recommendation later today.

Covid-19: Thick-skinned Holohan returns with warning of 'further deterioration' since Sunday's Level 5 advice
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# Nphet

Covid-19: Thick-skinned Holohan returns with warning of 'further deterioration' since Sunday's Level 5 advice

Oct 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 92,356 Views 138 Comments

NPHET last night reported five deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland and 611 new cases.

# nphet - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
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# Nphet

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 9:18 PM 75,314 Views 99 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the Level 5 recommendation “came out of the blue” on Sunday.

There are now 156 Covid-19 patients in hospital and 25 in ICU
# Cases Rising
# Cases Rising

There are now 156 Covid-19 patients in hospital and 25 in ICU

Oct 7th 2020, 6:45 PM 38,056 Views 89 Comments

Last Thursday, there were 122 hospitalisations and 20 people in ICU.

'We have now entered a phase of exponential growth': R number 'close to 1' in Dublin but growth outside capital 'significantly higher'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We have now entered a phase of exponential growth': R number 'close to 1' in Dublin but growth outside capital 'significantly higher'

Oct 7th 2020, 6:12 PM 164,751 Views 88 Comments

NPHET also warned of a potential 1,500 new cases of the virus every day by November.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 611 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 611 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 7th 2020, 5:51 PM 158,588 Views 308 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# nphet - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 10:45 PM 93,905 Views 148 Comments

The recommendation became public on Sunday night, but the government rejected it yesterday – instead deciding that the entire country should enter Level 3.

Tánaiste stands over NPHET criticisms while Taoiseach's spokesperson says Varadkar is 'entitled to his opinion'
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# Nphet

Tánaiste stands over NPHET criticisms while Taoiseach's spokesperson says Varadkar is 'entitled to his opinion'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 5:00 PM 40,121 Views 88 Comments

NPHET had recommended the entire country move to Level 5, but this advice was rejected by the government.

Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable

Oct 6th 2020, 12:33 PM 163,838 Views 149 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey says he understands the thinking behind yesterday’s decision by Government, but believes it won’t be enough to stop the second wave of Covid-19.

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?
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# Nphet

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?

Oct 6th 2020, 9:33 AM 40,514 Views 103 Comments

The Tánaiste and other ministers have been outlining the reasons why over the past few hours.

Concern that relationship between NPHET and government is 'changed forever' after yesterday's meeting
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Concern that relationship between NPHET and government is 'changed forever' after yesterday's meeting

Oct 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 43,398 Views 96 Comments

Some ministers said they only learned about the mooted new restrictions on Twitter.

# nphet - Monday 5 October, 2020

NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19
# CMO LETTER
# CMO LETTER

NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19

Oct 5th 2020, 10:26 PM 64,005 Views 129 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan warned in a letter last night of a “significant and deteriorating” epidemiological situation.