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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here is what made headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.


covid 19 666 Media briefing at Department of Health in Dublin this evening. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  • There been an increase of 39 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland and one male in the east of the country has died
  • The US announced that Ireland and the UK is now to be included in the travel ban issued to European countries earlier this week. 
  • The Irish government is now advising against non-essential travel to the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Malta, Poland and Slovakia. 
  • A male pedestrian in his 40s was killed in a road crash in Co Louth this afternoon. 
  • Brittany Ferries announced that it is cancelling or scaling back its sailings until the beginning of April due to the coronavirus outbreak across Europe. 
  • The HSE said it is working to ensure “sufficient testing facilities” are in place by Monday for the Covid-19 coronavirus following “high demand” in recent days. 
  • Ryanair cancelled all flights to and from Poland for the rest of the month in response to the country’s ban on all foreign travellers from entering the country.


italy-flashmob-during-lockdown-for-coronavirus-outbreak People singing on their balconies in Milan during coronavirus lockdown. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

#ITALY: The country reported its biggest day-to-day jump in the number of infected cases of Covid-19.

#RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on constitutional changes that could keep him in power for another 16 years.

#CLOSING THE GATE: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he is stepping down from the company’s board to focus on philanthropy.

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As Italy ends its first week in lockdown the country’s airforce boosted morale with this rousing display. 

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