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# pandemic - Monday 21 September, 2020

UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’ with risk of 50,000 daily cases by mid-October

Boris Johnson is expected to announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus tomorrow.

North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike

The new measures were announced this evening by the First and Deputy First Ministers.

Online grocery sales are booming but an 'increased sense of security' is driving us back into supermarkets

# pandemic - Friday 18 September, 2020

Dubliners advised not to travel outside the county for either domestic trips or overseas journeys

Similar to the travel advice throughout the pandemic – it is not a criminal offence to travel beyond the county border or travel abroad.

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

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

'It's close to criminal': Joe Biden blasts Trump's pandemic response

Joe Biden was taking part in his first town hall event.

# pandemic - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

“We think we can start sometime in October,” US President Trump claimed.

# pandemic - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Ryanair is 'mischaracterising' Ireland's travel measures by calling them 'restrictions', court told

The State was responding in court to claims made by Ryanair about the measures.

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Football set to lose an estimated €12 billion in revenue around the world due to pandemic

Fifa’s Covid-19 relief fund is worth €1.3bn and allows national associations and regional confederations to apply for grants and interest-free loans.

# pandemic - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Taoiseach says he has 'deep concerns' about 'aggression' of weekend anti-mask protest

Hundreds of people attended a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Dublin on Saturday.

Dublin pubs to stay closed as residents asked to limit household visits

The Taoiseach said the current Covid-19 numbers in Dublin are “very worrying”.

# pandemic - Monday 14 September, 2020

Coronavirus: 208 new cases and no further deaths confirmed in Ireland

108 of the new cases reported today are in Dublin.

# pandemic - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Coronavirus: 255 new cases and one further death confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.

Gardaí increase patrols in Dublin as Covid-19 cases rise

Deputy Commissioner, policing and security, John Twomey said gardaí will have a “high visibility presence” in Dublin.

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

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

# pandemic - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin: 'We won't be afraid to implement measures specifically in Dublin'

“The most important thing about Dublin is how to get to grips with the virus,” the Taoiseach said.

UK ‘on the edge of losing control’ of Covid-19, scientist warns

Police in Manchester said they broke up a house party of 30 people in the early hours of today.

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# pandemic - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Millenials more 'burnt out' than other generations during pandemic, says new study

The research, carried out by Irish academics, suggests millennials are struggling more with the pandemic.

England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases

Boris Johnson will announce the measures today following a sharp rise in cases.

# pandemic - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

White House chief of staff 'optimistic' pandemic aid bill deal will be reached before election

“I’m more optimistic perhaps today than I’ve been in a long time,” Mark Meadows said.

Coronavirus: 307 new cases and one further death confirmed in Ireland

Health officials released the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.

Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study

Unlike other studies, this research found women were most at risk than men from developing the disease.

# pandemic - Monday 7 September, 2020

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

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

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work

Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.

Ireland now officially in recession after largest ever quarterly GDP drop

The economy shrank by 6.1% between April and June.

# pandemic - Thursday 3 September, 2020

No increase in income tax planned, says finance minister

Paschal Donohoe was speaking about what the upcoming Budget might look like.

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband are on the panel.

# pandemic - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

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RFU hope to bring 20,000 people to Twickenham for England-Barbarians clash next month

English rugby’s governing body are still awaiting approval from Westminster as tickets went on sale.

# pandemic - Monday 31 August, 2020

WHO urges 'dialogue' and engagement with virus protesters

Emergencies chief Mike Ryan said: “It is really important that governments don’t overreact to people protesting against measures.”

'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid

Mary Brosnan, the director of nursing & midwifery, writes: “Babies wait for no one, even in a pandemic they will be born.”

# pandemic - Friday 28 August, 2020

The Ploughing: Plan to hold spectator-free events scaled back again as organisers cancel most contests

The National Ploughing Championships were cancelled in May this year due to the pandemic.

# pandemic - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Insect repellent product may have anti-viral properties, says British defence laboratory

Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory were testing Mosi-guard Natural.

Bewley's Grafton Street cafe to re-open tomorrow

The cafe announced the re-opening last month after it said it would close permanently in May.

# pandemic - Friday 21 August, 2020

Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO

The prediction comes amid a spike in cases across Europe.

# pandemic - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Card spend increase last month in pubs, restaurants and hotels compared to 2019, AIB says

The average card transaction in pubs has increased by 50% since last year.

# pandemic - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?

Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# pandemic - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down

The interview with Dolores Cahill highlights the problem facing social media companies about when to take information down.

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