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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Minister: 'There's a special place in hell for those that try to make a quick buck in a global pandemic' Coronavirus

Minister: 'There's a special place in hell for those that try to make a quick buck in a global pandemic'

The minister said Ireland would remember any companies that ratcheted up the cost of healthcare equipment during a time of need.

From TheJournal.ie New Covid-19 measures in Northern Ireland prohibiting people leaving their home kick in tonight Coronavirus

New Covid-19 measures in Northern Ireland prohibiting people leaving their home kick in tonight

Businesses are set to close and gatherings have been restricted.

From TheJournal.ie Cocooning the elderly, policing Covid-19, Trump's $2.2 trillion rescue plan: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus plane sent to pick up €20m worth of PPE from China has landed in Beijing Personal Protective Equipment

Aer Lingus plane sent to pick up €20m worth of PPE from China has landed in Beijing

Aer Lingus flight EI9018 left Dublin Airport at 10.53 am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well Older People

Harris doesn't like the word 'cocooning', but he says it's being done to keep those over 70 safe and well

The minister said common sense will prevail if someone over 70 works in an essential service.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the list of 'essential' workers who can still go to work Restrictive Measures

Here's the list of 'essential' workers who can still go to work

An updated list of essential retail services was published last night.

From TheJournal.ie NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice Driving

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice

Shane Ross is looking at measures to extend the period of validity of licences and NCT certificates.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 14 more deaths and 294 new cases in Ireland confirmed Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 14 more deaths and 294 new cases in Ireland confirmed

There are now a total of 2,415 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Trump considers quarantine of New York state and other Covid-19 'hotspots' Donald Trump

Trump considers quarantine of New York state and other Covid-19 'hotspots'

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who spoke with Trump today, said he doesn’t “know what that means”.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: UK death toll passes 1,000 as 260 die in 24 hours Covid-19

Coronavirus: UK death toll passes 1,000 as 260 die in 24 hours

More than 120,000 coronavirus tests have taken place, with more than 17,000 positive results.

From TheJournal.ie There are now more than 600,000 coronavirus cases around the world Pandemic

There are now more than 600,000 coronavirus cases around the world

Just two days ago, the world passed half a million infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

From TheJournal.ie Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20% Shopping

Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20%

Banks have also warned the public not to be tricked into giving out their pin number online.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 49 new cases and two new deaths in Northern Ireland Covid19

Coronavirus: 49 new cases and two new deaths in Northern Ireland

It brings the total on the island of Ireland to 2,445 with 37 deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms Panama

Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms

Two people on board have reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Spain witnesses 832 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, over 72,000 confirmed cases Covid19

Spain witnesses 832 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, over 72,000 confirmed cases

More than 5,600 people have died in Spain from the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend' On The Beat

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for gardaí to use.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open Restriction

Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open

“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.

From TheJournal.ie People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing Dspca

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing

The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.

From TheJournal.ie Cocooning during coronavirus: Who needs to do it and what steps should they take? Coronavirus

Cocooning during coronavirus: Who needs to do it and what steps should they take?

‘Cocooning’ has now been introduced for those over 70 and people who are extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want to be clear with people what is expected': Garda commissioner describes Covid-19 policing operation Patrols

'We want to be clear with people what is expected': Garda commissioner describes Covid-19 policing operation

Thousands of gardaí are out on foot, bike and in patrol cars this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie From bingo to life drawing - here are some online events to keep you busy this weekend Stay Home

From bingo to life drawing - here are some online events to keep you busy this weekend

With people being asked to stay indoors, many entertainment and fitness companies are hosting events online.

From TheJournal.ie Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US Washington

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US

Trump’s signature brings an end to a dramatic, weeklong legislative saga on Capitol Hill.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens in the UK flout restricted movement measures to travel to tourist hotspot in Wales Wales

Citizens in the UK flout restricted movement measures to travel to tourist hotspot in Wales

They face a fine of £30 or arrest if they continue to disobey the guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie 'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19 HOME LIFE

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival Economics

Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival

Dr Robert Sweeney, Economist and Policy Analyst with TASC, outlines why this crisis is different to 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold Coronavirus

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

# coronavirus - Friday 27 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins Coronavirus

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie 'Now is the time to move': The Chief Medical Officer explains why these restrictive new measures are essential Tony Holohan

'Now is the time to move': The Chief Medical Officer explains why these restrictive new measures are essential

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced further restrictions from midnight tonight for a two-week period until Easter Sunday

From TheJournal.ie New measures: These are the circumstances in which people will be permitted to leave their homes Coronavirus

New measures: These are the circumstances in which people will be permitted to leave their homes

A raft of new restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach tells everyone in Ireland to stay at home for two weeks from midnight tonight, with only specific listed exemptions Covid-19 Crisis

Taoiseach tells everyone in Ireland to stay at home for two weeks from midnight tonight, with only specific listed exemptions

A further 302 cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland were confirmed this evening.

'I struggled to breathe' - Juventus star reveals coronavirus nightmare

Paulo Dybala announced last Saturday he was one of three players from the Italian side to catch Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie 'A very difficult day': Travel agency USIT goes into liquidation due to coronavirus J1 Visas

'A very difficult day': Travel agency USIT goes into liquidation due to coronavirus

USIT, which specialises in student travel, employs 76 people in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 3 more deaths and 302 new cases in Ireland confirmed Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 3 more deaths and 302 new cases in Ireland confirmed

One of those who has died in Ireland was a healthcare worker, the Taoiseach confirmed this evening.

Premier League and other English clubs prepared to make difficult decisions over coronavirus

Uefa previously said they were committed to ending the season by 30 June.

From TheJournal.ie Sofa Watch: Miriam steps in for Ryan and US late night stars do their hosting from home To Whom It Concerns

Sofa Watch: Miriam steps in for Ryan and US late night stars do their hosting from home

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options … including a few classics from the archives.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Museum of Modern Art identified as possible temporary mortuary site IMMA

Irish Museum of Modern Art identified as possible temporary mortuary site

It was announced yesterday that the Government is working with other agencies to prepare for the possible need of temporary mortuary facilities.

From TheJournal.ie 302 new cases, 3 further deaths, and Boris Johnson has the virus: Today's Covid-19 main points Covid-19

302 new cases, 3 further deaths, and Boris Johnson has the virus: Today's Covid-19 main points

The total number of confirmed cases in Ireland is now 1,819.

From TheJournal.ie Italy passes Chinese Covid-19 cases as 969 more deaths announced Coronavirus

Italy passes Chinese Covid-19 cases as 969 more deaths announced

The worldwide death toll climbed to more than 24,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus Covid-19

Boris Johnson and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus

Johnson said he would still lead the ‘national fightback’ against Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Spike in rental properties available - but many remain 'unaffordable', warns homeless charity Simon Community

Spike in rental properties available - but many remain 'unaffordable', warns homeless charity

The report, published by Simon Communities, indicates that the new properties will do little to alleviate the housing crisis.

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