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Nobel Peace winner Aung San Suu Kyi detained by military, AstraZeneca promises the EU more vaccine doses, and student nurses’ letters to the Health Minister.

Finally, we've reached the Spring.
Finally, we've reached the Spring.
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Updated Feb 1st 2021, 8:45 AM

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #MYANMAR: Myanmar’s military has staged a coup and detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi, declaring it had taken control of the country for one year under a ‘state of emergency’.

2. #NURSES: Student nurses wrote to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly about the difficulties they face during their unpaid placements in hospitals during the pandemic.

3. #GROUNDED: Ryanair posted a €306 million loss in the third quarter of its 2021 financial year, warning also of a huge annual loss in “the most challenging year” in its 35-year history.

4. #COVID VACCINES: AstraZeneca is to deliver 9 millions additional doses of its Covid-19 vaccine compared to reduced figures that it offered to the EU last week.

5. #SCHOOLS: The Irish Examiner reports that the preferred option for the Leaving Certificate this year is to give students the option between the written State exams and Calculated Grades.

6. #JOB FAIRY: Telecoms company Huawei announced it will create 110 new jobs in Ireland by the end of 2022, bringing to at least 310 the jobs it will have added since 2019.

7. #ANGLO-IRISH TRADE: Trade between Ireland and the UK fell by 50% in January as the Brexit transition period ended compared to the same month last year.

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8. #RUSSIA: Over 4,000 protesters were detained yesterday after activists took to the streets across the country demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

9. #COVID FIGURES: There were a further 1,247 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 15 further deaths.

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