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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 8 August, 2020

#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

GAA announce cessation of activity in Kildare, Offaly and Laois

The Football Association of Ireland have made a similar announcement.

Racing at Curragh set to go ahead as planned despite Kildare lockdown

‘We have had confirmation racing can continue behind closed doors’ said HRI CEO Brian Kavanagh.

From TheJournal.ie Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly Testing

Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

The meat industry today said there have been a high proportion of asymptomatic positive cases among workers.

From TheJournal.ie 'We cannot afford to wait and see': Taoiseach calls for solidarity as first localised restrictions set to take effect Outbreaks
From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 98 new cases in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 98 new cases in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

66 NFL players opt out of 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns

The Patriots have seen the most withdrawals, including linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung.

From TheJournal.ie Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it' Back To School

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'

Students at third level institutions have been advised to wear face coverings if they cannot maintain a distance of two metres.

From TheJournal.ie India's coronavirus cases reach over two million Still Rising

India's coronavirus cases reach over two million

The country has the third-highest number of cases in the world.

# coronavirus - Thursday 6 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie People in Kildare, Laois and Offaly warned about 'significant' rise in cases Three Counties

People in Kildare, Laois and Offaly warned about 'significant' rise in cases

The Acting Chief Medical Officer called on people in the three counties to be particularly cautious.

A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start

A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start

The players have tested positive for coronavirus after a training camp in Nice.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Five deaths and 69 new cases confirmed in Ireland Ronan Glynn

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 69 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The five-day average of cases over the preceding five days has been 48 new cases a day.

From TheJournal.ie Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic Funding

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Sharp increase in suspected Covid-19 cases in ICU in 24 hours HSE

Sharp increase in suspected Covid-19 cases in ICU in 24 hours

Fourteen people were in critical care units with suspected Covid-19 ast of 6.30pm last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mystery' donor gives €260,000 to Trinity College Dublin PhD students impacted by pandemic Good News

'Mystery' donor gives €260,000 to Trinity College Dublin PhD students impacted by pandemic

The money has been provided to students whose lab work was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society Warning

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective Travel

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie Italy threatens to ban Ryanair if 'violations of anti-Covid-19 health measures' continue Ryanair

Italy threatens to ban Ryanair if 'violations of anti-Covid-19 health measures' continue

Ryanair said in a statement that the claims made by ENAC are “factually incorrect”.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions Flights

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

Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is Ireland delaying the reopening of pubs again? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is Ireland delaying the reopening of pubs again?

Why was the decision made, and what sort of risks were being balanced? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

From TheJournal.ie 24 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions Operation Navigation

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.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No deaths and 50 new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 50 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest Covid-19 figures were released by the Department of Health today.

Arsenal announce decision to make 55 staff redundant

Club points to severe drops in broadcast revenue as the main reason for the plan.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7% CSO

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.

From TheJournal.ie New clusters in meat plants, direct provision centres and among Traveller community Covid19

New clusters in meat plants, direct provision centres and among Traveller community

There is also concern about a shift in the location of cases away from the greater Dublin region.

From TheJournal.ie Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster Scotland

Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster

All indoor and outdoor hospitality has been told to close by 5pm today.

From TheJournal.ie Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings Face Coverings

Donnelly expects 'very little need' to police wearing of face coverings

Face masks will become mandatory in all shops and retail centres from Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase Stephen Donnelly

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the latest measures taken by government to curb the spread of Covid-19?

The Taoiseach said yesterday he had “enormous sympathy” for the plight of publicans.

From TheJournal.ie Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds Pregnancy

Embryos could be susceptible to Covid-19 in second week of pregnancy, study finds

“It is important to say that this work is at a very hypothetical stage,” Professor Christoph Lees said.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Caring For Carers

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Exclusive

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Small aerosol droplets could penetrate PPE, scientists warn Coronavirus

Small aerosol droplets could penetrate PPE, scientists warn

“PPE is an effective barrier to large droplets but may be less effective for small ones,” an academic surgeon said.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurants and pubs serving food will have to close at 11pm from Monday, Taoiseach says Restaurants

Restaurants and pubs serving food will have to close at 11pm from Monday, Taoiseach says

The government has decided against allowing pubs that don’t serve food to reopen on 10 August.

From TheJournal.ie Blow to weddings and sport as government extends restrictions on public gatherings Covid-19

Blow to weddings and sport as government extends restrictions on public gatherings

Limits on 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors are to remain.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No deaths and 45 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 45 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

From TheJournal.ie PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis SUPPORTS

PPE grant now available for people with cystic fibrosis

The grant of €100 per applicant is available from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says US is 'lower than the world' in Covid-19 deaths as proportion of cases Coronavirus

Donald Trump says US is 'lower than the world' in Covid-19 deaths as proportion of cases

A 30 minute interview of the US president was aired by HBO yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll Survey

Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll

The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.

From TheJournal.ie Pizza Express eyes restaurant closures in UK, but Milano in Ireland to stay open Milano

Pizza Express eyes restaurant closures in UK, but Milano in Ireland to stay open

Pizza Express operates the Milano restaurants in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all pubs be allowed to reopen on 10 August? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all pubs be allowed to reopen on 10 August?

NPHET is to deliver its advice on the matter to the government today.

From TheJournal.ie Millions in Philippines latest to be hit with stay-at-home order as cases soar internationally Global Pandemic

Millions in Philippines latest to be hit with stay-at-home order as cases soar internationally

The World Health Organisation has warned against relying on a vaccine as a ‘silver bullet’ to end the pandemic.

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