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# nphet - Monday 5 October, 2020

NPHET recommendation to enter Level 5 'came out of the blue', Tánaiste says
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

NPHET recommendation to enter Level 5 'came out of the blue', Tánaiste says

Oct 5th 2020, 10:13 PM 48,898 Views 80 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government and NPHET “have to get back on the same page”.

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms nationwide Level 3 restrictions after rejecting Level 5 recommendation
# Covid19
# Covid19

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms nationwide Level 3 restrictions after rejecting Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 9:12 PM 304,688 Views 225 Comments

The Taoiseach addressed the nation this evening.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 518 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 134 in Dublin
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: No deaths and 518 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 134 in Dublin

Oct 5th 2020, 5:54 PM 146,382 Views 211 Comments

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

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns

Oct 5th 2020, 5:13 PM 51,144 Views 73 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey believes case numbers will continue to rise if the Government rejects NPHET’s advice.

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

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

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 3:07 PM 55,925 Views 93 Comments

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
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

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

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 2:00 PM 198,055 Views 321 Comments

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

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5

Oct 5th 2020, 10:32 AM 63,677 Views 184 Comments

Under Level 5 restrictions, schools would remain open but most other businesses would be closed

# nphet - Sunday 4 October, 2020

NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions
# Cases Rise
# Cases Rise

NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions

Updated Oct 4th 2020, 9:10 PM 410,531 Views 636 Comments

A NPHET source said that the “projections are very bad” and that there needs to be a “major shift”.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 364 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 100 in Dublin
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 364 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 100 in Dublin

Oct 4th 2020, 6:02 PM 148,388 Views 165 Comments

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

# nphet - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'
# Interview
# Interview

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 41,586 Views 83 Comments

Making the tough decisions in government during a pandemic is not easy, says O’Callaghan.

# nphet - Friday 2 October, 2020

Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday

Oct 2nd 2020, 9:07 AM 21,269 Views 34 Comments

A report into the attendance of Supreme Court Judge Seamus Woulfe at the infamous Golfgate dinner said he “switched off from news coverage” while away.

# nphet - Thursday 1 October, 2020

NPHET recommends further nationwide visitor restrictions as it notes concern over 'disease severity'
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

NPHET recommends further nationwide visitor restrictions as it notes concern over 'disease severity'

Updated Oct 1st 2020, 6:45 PM 170,627 Views 143 Comments

New Covid-19 cases were confirmed in every county today, with 442 new cases.

# nphet - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

'The window for it not to be a national issue is closing': Worry as Covid-19 incidence rate rises nationwide
# Nphet
# Nphet

'The window for it not to be a national issue is closing': Worry as Covid-19 incidence rate rises nationwide

Sep 30th 2020, 7:28 PM 47,283 Views 37 Comments

At a briefing this evening a number of examples were described where the virus was spread in social settings.

Covid-19: Dr Ronan Glynn 'optimistic' about Dublin stabilising but 'no evidence yet' to move to Level 2
# Capital Issues
# Capital Issues

Covid-19: Dr Ronan Glynn 'optimistic' about Dublin stabilising but 'no evidence yet' to move to Level 2

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 12:16 PM 36,716 Views 126 Comments

Glynn said the restrictions on Dublin would only be taking effect this week.

# nphet - Monday 28 September, 2020

Covid-19: Seventy cases in Cork traced to pubs and restaurants in recent weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Covid-19: Seventy cases in Cork traced to pubs and restaurants in recent weeks

Sep 28th 2020, 7:14 PM 118,463 Views 84 Comments

“That’s in the context of 350 cases in Cork over the past fortnight,” said Dr Ronan Glynn.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland, 209 in Dublin
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland, 209 in Dublin

Sep 28th 2020, 5:47 PM 159,835 Views 231 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health at a briefing this evening.

Decision expected this week on Covid-19 restrictions for Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway
# Nphet
# Nphet

Decision expected this week on Covid-19 restrictions for Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway

Sep 28th 2020, 8:44 AM 87,396 Views 86 Comments

Cases have been rising in Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway.

# nphet - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 248 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 248 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 26th 2020, 5:26 PM 195,714 Views 208 Comments

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

# nphet - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Coronavirus: 3 deaths and 324 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3 deaths and 324 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 24th 2020, 5:40 PM 137,690 Views 173 Comments

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

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution

Sep 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 69,983 Views 105 Comments

Public Health Officials last night confirmed 234 new cases – including 103 in Dublin – and two further deaths.

# nphet - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants
# Community Transmission
# Community Transmission

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants

Sep 23rd 2020, 9:19 PM 51,162 Views 56 Comments

Currently around one in four cases are identified as community transmission.

'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says
# Nphet
# Nphet

'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:49 PM 71,289 Views 188 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said this evening “it’s certainly not a strategy that will be adopted in this country”.

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution
# Nphet
# Nphet

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 58,640 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

# nphet - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 274 new cases - including 166 in Dublin
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 274 new cases - including 166 in Dublin

Sep 19th 2020, 5:31 PM 126,968 Views 293 Comments

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

# nphet - Friday 18 September, 2020

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

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

Updated Sep 18th 2020, 5:07 PM 137,586 Views 168 Comments

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

# nphet - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Dublin is set to move from Level 2 to Level 3 - here's what that means
# Level 3
# Level 3

Dublin is set to move from Level 2 to Level 3 - here's what that means

Sep 17th 2020, 6:44 PM 143,290 Views 56 Comments

NPHET’s advice will be considered by a new oversight group this evening with an announcement expected tomorrow.

# nphet - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'

Sep 16th 2020, 7:05 PM 83,327 Views 167 Comments

“Hospitalisations are increasing and we’re sadly seeing people die,” said Professor Philip Nolan.

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three

Sep 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 81,375 Views 80 Comments

Moving Dublin to Level 3 would be a significant step, the Taoiseach said.

# nphet - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin

Sep 15th 2020, 5:40 PM 176,019 Views 218 Comments

There have been 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

# nphet - Monday 14 September, 2020

Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county
# Wet Pubs
# Wet Pubs

Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county

Sep 14th 2020, 10:37 PM 42,210 Views 109 Comments

Pubs in all 26 counties were due to reopen next week but rising cases in Dublin mean some will remain closed.

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children
# Nphet
# Nphet

Less invasive nasal swab to be applied for Covid-19 testing on children

Sep 14th 2020, 10:14 PM 38,351 Views 24 Comments

The period of isolation following onset of symptoms has also been reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

# nphet - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says
# Government
# Government

Government will 'prioritise' schools staying open in new roadmap, Taoiseach says

Sep 13th 2020, 1:10 PM 40,081 Views 38 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he anticipates endorsing guidance from the CMO about Dublin-specific measures.

# nphet - Friday 11 September, 2020

Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: The messaging from this new government has been an omnishambles

Sep 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,927 Views 23 Comments

Its communications strategy has been a mess at a crucial time for public health, Brexit and the economy, writes Clonan.

# nphet - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Covid-19: Dublin faces visitor restrictions as NPHET makes recommendations to Government
# Nphet
# Nphet

Covid-19: Dublin faces visitor restrictions as NPHET makes recommendations to Government

Updated Sep 10th 2020, 5:00 PM 219,173 Views 154 Comments

Over half of Covid-19 cases reported in the past seven days have been in Dublin.

# nphet - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'If we don't act now to reduce our contacts... the number of cases in Dublin would double every 14 days'
# Nphet
# Nphet

'If we don't act now to reduce our contacts... the number of cases in Dublin would double every 14 days'

Sep 9th 2020, 7:35 PM 46,793 Views 87 Comments

With NPHET due to meet tomorrow to discuss the situation in Dublin, people have been urged to reduce their contacts.

Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they're more 'drastic' than other EU cities
# Nphet
# Nphet

Public health experts must justify any proposed restrictions for Dublin if they're more 'drastic' than other EU cities

Sep 9th 2020, 2:00 PM 41,966 Views 82 Comments

Ireland needs to look to other EU countries and how they are handling spikes, says Tánaiste.

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told
# ICCL
# ICCL

Separation between NPHET's guidance and government's decisions has 'become confused', TDs told

Sep 9th 2020, 6:10 AM 23,019 Views 16 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties will be among a number of parties addressing the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 today.

# nphet - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ministers concerned Dublin and Limerick on 'knife-edge' - but it will be next week before any further measures are discussed
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ministers concerned Dublin and Limerick on 'knife-edge' - but it will be next week before any further measures are discussed

Sep 8th 2020, 2:28 PM 69,976 Views 56 Comments

NPHET is due to discuss the situation in the two counties at its next meeting before making any recommendations.

# nphet - Monday 7 September, 2020

NPHET says Christmas and Halloween not 'cancelled' as people advised to plan festivities in Covid-19 environment
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

NPHET says Christmas and Halloween not 'cancelled' as people advised to plan festivities in Covid-19 environment

Sep 7th 2020, 8:09 PM 66,456 Views 70 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said messages about how to safely socialise at these times will likely be issued.

# nphet - Friday 4 September, 2020

'Some people are getting a little terrorised': Tánaiste says we should not be obsessing about daily Covid numbers
# Nphet
# Nphet

'Some people are getting a little terrorised': Tánaiste says we should not be obsessing about daily Covid numbers

Sep 4th 2020, 4:25 PM 26,481 Views 51 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the publication of daily figures should continue but said more ‘common sense’ needed to be heard now.