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# 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

From The42 RFU hope to bring 20,000 people to Twickenham for England-Barbarians clash next month Crowds

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.

# pandemic - Monday 10 August, 2020

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

# pandemic - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic

The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# pandemic - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions

Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.

24 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí said there has been “widespread compliance by licenced premises” to regulations.

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%

Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.

Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also said there is not guarantee that pubs will reopen this year.

# pandemic - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Norway places restrictions on cruises after dozens become infected with Covid-19

Ships bearing more than 100 people – including crew – will be barred from stopping off or disembarking passengers.

# pandemic - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

# pandemic - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far

Thirteen deaths and 723 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Victoria State alone.

Travel operator TUI to close a third of high street stores in the UK and Ireland

The UK’s biggest operator will close 166 shops due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

# pandemic - Friday 24 July, 2020

Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’

More than 50,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK.

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

# pandemic - Thursday 23 July, 2020

From The42 Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match Wave Goodbye

Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match

The FEF said in a statement that severance ‘terms have been agreed’.

Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan

The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.

# pandemic - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Working from home causes drop in many Irish employees' mental and physical health, survey finds

Alcohol consumption and back and neck problems are also on the rise.

# pandemic - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays

Thousands of extra people could die in the next five years due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found.

# pandemic - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

# pandemic - Saturday 11 July, 2020

British citizen among 71 people arrested in Serbia after protesting government response to Covid-19

There have been protests for four consecutive nights in several Serbian cities.

# pandemic - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# pandemic - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

# pandemic - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the pandemic in Ireland.

# pandemic - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential, scientists warn

Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.