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Dublin: 7°C Wednesday 28 October 2020

#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns Level 5

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus across Europe: ICU shortage in France as Belgium urges Covid-positive doctors to keep working Outbreak
From TheJournal.ie 13 deaths and 722 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland Coronavirus

13 deaths and 722 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the NI Department of Health this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge Explainer

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.

From TheJournal.ie Virus-beating Melbourne readies for reopening party after two days with no new cases Australia

Virus-beating Melbourne readies for reopening party after two days with no new cases

Melbourne and the surrounding state of Victoria has been the epicentre of Australia’s second wave.

From TheJournal.ie Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say AstraZeneca

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say

This vaccine from Astrazeneca and Oxford University is being tested in various locations around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Covid-19 deaths could be linked to air pollution – study Air Pollution

Thousands of Covid-19 deaths could be linked to air pollution – study

Researchers estimate that around 15% of coronavirus deaths worldwide could be attributed to long-term exposure to tiny particles of pollution.

# coronavirus - Monday 26 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Three deaths and 939 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 939 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were announced by health officials this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly one-fifth of Tallaght hospital staff found to have coronavirus antibodies Study

Nearly one-fifth of Tallaght hospital staff found to have coronavirus antibodies

12% of participants had already tested positive for Covid-19 before this study.

From TheJournal.ie Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May Hospital

Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May

There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine Coronavirus

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.

From TheJournal.ie Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy Budget 2021

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy

Eoin McGee runs the numbers in the wake of Budget 2021 and says Ireland’s savers will need to step up after Level 5 to bring the economy back to life.

From TheJournal.ie Government looking at rapid testing regime as means of easing Christmas travel restrictions Home For Christmas

Government looking at rapid testing regime as means of easing Christmas travel restrictions

A new test – known as the ‘LAMP’ test – could open up travel in the coming weeks, it’s hoped.

# coronavirus - Sunday 25 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,025 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,025 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

The effect of current restrictions will be seen in November, Varadkar has said.

From TheJournal.ie Spain prepares to enter state of emergency amid coronavirus rise Coronavirus

Spain prepares to enter state of emergency amid coronavirus rise

Spain’s government has already declared two states of emergency during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Mike Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus Marc Short

Mike Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Chief of staff Marc Short is the vice president’s closest aide.

From TheJournal.ie Colombia reaches one million confirmed coronavirus cases Latin America

Colombia reaches one million confirmed coronavirus cases

It comes after Argentina hit the same milestone on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Memories of my first Dublin City Marathon on the day the 2020 race was meant to happen Dublin Marathon

Opinion: Memories of my first Dublin City Marathon on the day the 2020 race was meant to happen

Mick Bourke has run several marathons and pays tribute to runners today as the Dublin City Marathon moves online.

# coronavirus - Saturday 24 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000 Coronavirus

US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000

Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.

From TheJournal.ie Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for coronavirus Poland

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for coronavirus

Duda’s diagnosis comes amid a huge surge in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 and deaths in Poland.

From TheJournal.ie Two thirds of people would prefer if the clocks didn't go back this weekend Poll

Two thirds of people would prefer if the clocks didn't go back this weekend

The findings come from a new poll carried out this month.

From TheJournal.ie Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe Saturday Serving

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe

Baker Ray O’Neill shares his views on Level 5 restrictions where he says supporting local is vital. He has two delicious bread recipes for you.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine? Coronavirus

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?

Although the research is by no means complete, there is a strong sense of optimism in the medical and scientific community.

# coronavirus - Friday 23 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 777 new cases confirmed in Ireland Nphet

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 777 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 testing lab to close this weekend over 'unavoidable staff shortages' Testing

Covid-19 testing lab to close this weekend over 'unavoidable staff shortages'

The HSE said that the closure would have no impact on testing responses.

From TheJournal.ie Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages Renting

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

From TheJournal.ie Five deaths and 1,252 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland Coronavirus

Five deaths and 1,252 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Stormont executive said last night it is hoping measures it introduces will avoid the need for another lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is '100 times greater than four months ago' Nphet

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is '100 times greater than four months ago'

The national incidence rate of Covid-19 is now over 300 per 100,000 population in the last 14 days.

From TheJournal.ie Antiviral drug remdesivir granted full approval in US as a treatment for people hospitalised with Covid-19 FDA

Antiviral drug remdesivir granted full approval in US as a treatment for people hospitalised with Covid-19

Remdesivir was one of the first drugs to show relative promise in shortening the time to recovery in some coronavirus patients

From TheJournal.ie Tougher Covid-19 restrictions come into force in UK Manchester

Tougher Covid-19 restrictions come into force in UK

Greater Manchester moved into the highest alert level, Tier 3, this morning, and Wales will introduce its two-week “firebreak” lockdown at 6pm.

From TheJournal.ie Cavan GP says Covid-19 situation has been 'horrendous' over the past few weeks Outbreak

Cavan GP says Covid-19 situation has been 'horrendous' over the past few weeks

Cavan has the highest incidence rate in Ireland, with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic? Factfind

FactFind: Were self-harm and suicide statistics measured during the pandemic?

A TD said on RTÉ Radio One at the weekend: “We have stopped measuring suicide and self-harm in this country.”

# coronavirus - Thursday 22 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Nine people charged following anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city centre Grafton Street

Nine people charged following anti-lockdown protests in Dublin city centre

An investigation focused on the organisers of the protest is now underway.

From TheJournal.ie NI ministers promise new Covid-19 strategy that will avoid need for another lockdown The North

NI ministers promise new Covid-19 strategy that will avoid need for another lockdown

First Minister Arlene Foster said the region’s economy could not be turned on and off like a tap.

From TheJournal.ie CMO says herd immunity concept is 'something that's reserved for policy thinking around vaccination' Coronavirus

CMO says herd immunity concept is 'something that's reserved for policy thinking around vaccination'

The concept has been frequently referenced since the beginning of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,066 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,066 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Five deaths and 1,042 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland

Five deaths and 1,042 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Northern of Ireland Department of Health this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened' Contact Tracing

Donnelly says HSE contact tracing backlog issue 'won't happen again' as Reid says 'I regret that it happened'

HSE CEO Paul Reid said it was a “risk-based decision we had to make”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness Level 5

Opinion: The gym is great, but please don't insult us by suggesting it's the answer to mental illness

Rachel O’Neill lives with anxiety and depression and says ‘bad actors’ using mental health as an excuse to keep gyms open in Level 5 is unforgivable.

From TheJournal.ie Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases Coronavirus

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases

Spain is only the sixth country to pass this grim milestone.

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