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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions Renting

Temporary ban on evictions to be implemented during six-week Level 5 restrictions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced this evening that Ireland will move to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week Social Welfare

Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week

The payment was cut to a maximum of €300 per week last month.

From TheJournal.ie People living alone and parents sharing custody can have 'social bubbles' under new Covid-19 restrictions Coronavirus

People living alone and parents sharing custody can have 'social bubbles' under new Covid-19 restrictions

The measure will permit people who live alone to interact with another household.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect Coronavirus

Explainer: Here are the new Covid-19 restrictions coming into effect

Cabinet signed off on the measures earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Level 5: These are the essential retail outlets and services allowed open under the new restrictions Coronavirus

Level 5: These are the essential retail outlets and services allowed open under the new restrictions

New restrictions are to come into force across the country – so what does this mean for retail?

Green light for senior GAA Championships as elite sport exempt from Level 5 restrictions

The exemption will leave international rugby and European football available for viewing from home.

From TheJournal.ie Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions Weddings

Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions

Cabinet signed off on new Covid-19 restrictions earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5 Coronavirus

'Pull together and follow the spirit of the rules': Taoiseach confirms entire country will move to Level 5

The announcement comes two weeks after NPHET first recommended that Ireland move to Level 5.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks Covid-19

Cabinet agrees to impose nationwide Level 5 restrictions for six weeks

It follows advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) last week.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,031 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid-19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,031 new cases confirmed in Ireland

There are 34 people in ICU, and there have been 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000 PUP

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000

244,153 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

From TheJournal.ie 820 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland Latest Figures

820 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland

Derry and Strabane continues to be the worst-affected area, with Belfast also posting high numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: New restrictions begin in Italy, Belgium and France as European death toll hits 250,000 Coronavirus

Covid-19: New restrictions begin in Italy, Belgium and France as European death toll hits 250,000

Many governments are seeking to avoid a repeat of full-scale lockdowns seen in spring.

From TheJournal.ie Man who failed to restrict movements after trip abroad led to 56 Covid-19 infections Case Study

Man who failed to restrict movements after trip abroad led to 56 Covid-19 infections

The example has been published in a report by the Department of Public Health, Mid West.

# covid-19 - Sunday 18 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,283 new cases confirmed Figures

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,283 new cases confirmed

Cabinet is expected to make a decision on new restrictions tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Five deaths and 1,012 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland Latest Figures

Five deaths and 1,012 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Earlier this week, Northern Ireland reached new record daily highs on more than one occasion.

From TheJournal.ie Government to take 'decisive action' tomorrow, says Harris New Restrictions

Government to take 'decisive action' tomorrow, says Harris

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said that any new restrictions will be implemented nationwide.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle Opinion

Larry Donnelly: As we near the final phase, it seems Trump needs a miracle

Larry Donnelly looks at the numbers, the fact that Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton and concludes that Donald Trump faces an uphill battle to return to the White House.

# covid-19 - Saturday 17 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday Restrictions

Modified Level 4 restrictions possible with Cabinet to meet on Monday

Government leaders met today to discuss the recommendation to move to Level 5.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 8 deaths (including 3 from before October) and 1,276 new cases confirmed Figures
From TheJournal.ie Two deaths and 1,031 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland Latest Figures

Two deaths and 1,031 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

New restrictions are being imposed in the North in an attempt to curb the rise in cases.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one is fighting for us': Gym owners insist they should be allowed stay open under Levels 4 and 5 Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now? Decision Time

The Taoiseach says we 'weren't ready' for Level 5 two weeks ago, the question is are we now?

Michael Martin will meet Leo Varadkar and Eamon Ryan about that very question later today.

# covid-19 - Friday 16 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland: Pubs and restaurants shut doors for four weeks as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in The North

Northern Ireland: Pubs and restaurants shut doors for four weeks as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

From Monday, schools in the North will close for two weeks until 2 November.

From TheJournal.ie Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn Coronavirus

Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn

If the current trajectory of the disease continues, there will be 1,800-2,200 cases a day, with 400 Covid-19 patients hospitalised.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,000 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid-19

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,000 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions? Explainer

What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?

It has changed a bit since the last time NPHET recommended Level 5.

Kerry U20 footballers hit by Covid-19 case a day before All-Ireland semi-final

A number of the player’s team-mates are also now self-isolating, with tomorrow’s last-four tie against Galway set to go ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Employees could be given a legal right to request home working, Tánaiste says WFH

Employees could be given a legal right to request home working, Tánaiste says

Leo Varadkar said the idea is being considered as part of a public consultation.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy: The case is growing for a ‘Covid Tax’ on the rich to avoid future austerity Opinion

Paul Murphy: The case is growing for a ‘Covid Tax’ on the rich to avoid future austerity

RISE TD Paul Murphy is part of a new Europe-wide campaign for a ‘Covid Tax’, to avoid saddling people with years of austerity after the pandemic.

Drogheda United v Wexford postponed due to Covid case

The First Division clash is the latest fixture to be called off.

'There’s a lot of people calling for the matches to be stopped which I don’t agree with'

Michael Duignan says the GAA competitions ‘are worth fighting for’ as action resumes this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie French cities get set for night-time curfew from this evening after 30,000 new cases confirmed yesterday Alarming Surge

French cities get set for night-time curfew from this evening after 30,000 new cases confirmed yesterday

The new night-time restrictions come into force for the first time at midnight tonight in Paris and eight other major cities.

From TheJournal.ie Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles Opinion

Rebecca Moynihan: We cannot ask those living alone to isolate further - time for social bubbles

The Labour senator is calling for the introduction of support bubbles through Covid restrictions – not just for older people, but for everyone who lives alone in this country.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines Public Health

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines

The plan will be focused on support for the vulnerable and crime prevention, gardaí said.

From TheJournal.ie Post-match parties and house gatherings: Where GPs notice Covid outbreaks originating Coronavirus

Post-match parties and house gatherings: Where GPs notice Covid outbreaks originating

A GP said one outbreak was linked to match celebrations where team members drank shots out of a championship cup.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Level 4 is now in effect in counties Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan Living With Covid
From TheJournal.ie China's Covid-19 vaccine candidate is safe and prompts antibody response - early results from study SARS-CoV-2

China's Covid-19 vaccine candidate is safe and prompts antibody response - early results from study

This vaccine includes the killed virus mixed with aluminium hydroxide, which is known to boost immune responses.

# covid-19 - Thursday 15 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster ‘respectfully disagrees’ with doctors’ criticism of new NI restrictions The North

Arlene Foster ‘respectfully disagrees’ with doctors’ criticism of new NI restrictions

The First Minister’s comment came after the British Medical Association NI described the measures as ‘too little, too late’.

From TheJournal.ie Trump takes swipe at disease expert Dr Fauci over mask guidance Coronavirus

Trump takes swipe at disease expert Dr Fauci over mask guidance

US President Donald Trump is campaigning in North Carolina.

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