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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem' Covid-19

Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem'

Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss moving to Phase 4.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No new deaths and 32 new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 32 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests Placenta

Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests

Babies may be able to contract the coronavirus via the placenta, doctors in France say.

From TheJournal.ie 'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage Phase Four

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

GAA facilities and dressing rooms to remain closed until further notice

The association’s Covid Advisory Group has decided that they will not reopen on 20 July.

From TheJournal.ie 'Closed for business': Ryanair takes aim at travel quarantine as it cuts 1,000 Ireland-UK flights Nosedive

'Closed for business': Ryanair takes aim at travel quarantine as it cuts 1,000 Ireland-UK flights

The cut for August and September comes less than two weeks after Ryanair ramped up its flights for the summer.

From TheJournal.ie California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms and churches United States

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms and churches

Overall, California has reported more than 329,100 cases and over 7,000 deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating Opinion

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating

Dr Rachel McNamara describes her experience of working on the frontline in the past few months. She says it’s hard not to view the easing of restrictions with anything but trepidation.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

The period will run from 1 July to 31 December this year.

From TheJournal.ie Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board' Travel

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'

Only two such flights from Dallas to Dublin have landed since the route resumed service.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge Pubs

Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Three pubs were closed after being linked to outbreaks or failing to comply with social distancing requirements.

From TheJournal.ie Eoin McGee: Survive without takeaway coffee during the lockdown? Here's what we can learn from that and other broken spending habits Opinion

Eoin McGee: Survive without takeaway coffee during the lockdown? Here's what we can learn from that and other broken spending habits

Financial planner Eoin McGee has some advice on how to approach your finances as we emerge from lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly three-quarters of Irish people say they would 'likely' get Covid-19 vaccine Survey

Nearly three-quarters of Irish people say they would 'likely' get Covid-19 vaccine

That’s according to a new survey carried out for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association.

From TheJournal.ie 'All the bars were packed': Irish people describe life in US states where the virus is surging Covid-19

'All the bars were packed': Irish people describe life in US states where the virus is surging

Cases of the disease have been stable in Ireland – but there have been alarming increases in parts of the US.

# covid-19 - Sunday 12 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Florida reports record high 15,300 positive Covid-19 cases in one day United States

Florida reports record high 15,300 positive Covid-19 cases in one day

The US yesterday recorded a new daily high of 66,528 cases.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No deaths and 17 new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 17 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were released by health officials this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Eastern European countries impose new coronavirus restrictions Hungary

Eastern European countries impose new coronavirus restrictions

The mandatory use of face masks and travel bans or quarantines are among the measures being introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank 'made clear' expectations for bank transparency about mortgage breaks, governor says Payments

Central Bank 'made clear' expectations for bank transparency about mortgage breaks, governor says

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said yesterday he doesn’t ‘fully trust’ the banks not to try to profit during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump US Elections

Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump

Larry Donnelly says we should not write off Trump in November, but if he does lose, it is merely the first step in a long road back to redemption for the US.

# covid-19 - Saturday 11 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland? Covid App

Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?

HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Two deaths and 23 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 23 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Gates says he is 'optimistic' about battle against Covid-19 Response

Bill Gates says he is 'optimistic' about battle against Covid-19

The US billionaire said medicines and vaccines should be given to those most in need, not “highest bidders”.

From TheJournal.ie British citizen among 71 people arrested in Serbia after protesting government response to Covid-19 Belgrade

British citizen among 71 people arrested in Serbia after protesting government response to Covid-19

There have been protests for four consecutive nights in several Serbian cities.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 'starting to see effects' of entering Phase Three nearly two weeks on, de Gascun says Coronavirus

Ireland 'starting to see effects' of entering Phase Three nearly two weeks on, de Gascun says

Dr Cillian de Gascun said the increased rise in daily cases is “concerning”, but not fully unexpected.

From TheJournal.ie Breakfast time? Try these carrot and walnut pancakes, courtesy of The Cake Cafe and SLICE Saturday Serving

Breakfast time? Try these carrot and walnut pancakes, courtesy of The Cake Cafe and SLICE

Ray O’Neill of The Cake Cafe and SLICE in Dublin shares his thoughts on the last few months and offers a nice healthy pancake recipe.

From TheJournal.ie Courts gearing up to expand sittings with new plans to deal with the 'growing backlog of cases' Justice

Courts gearing up to expand sittings with new plans to deal with the 'growing backlog of cases'

Chief Justice Frank Clarke said detailed planning is set to progress cases of all types to be heard from late August and through September.

# covid-19 - Friday 10 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Trump postpones New Hampshire rally due to weather, warns China ties 'severely damaged' over virus Rally

Trump postpones New Hampshire rally due to weather, warns China ties 'severely damaged' over virus

Trump also signalled that a phase two trade deal with China was not a priority now.

'Class act' Wimbledon praised for distributing £10m in prize money despite cancellation

The Wimbledon finals should have taken place this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team Scam

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

From TheJournal.ie 'We hope lessons have been learnt': Gardaí to continue pub inspections this weekend Operation Navigation

'We hope lessons have been learnt': Gardaí to continue pub inspections this weekend

Deputy commissioner John Twomey said the “vast majority” of licenced premises were found to be adhering to the rules last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results Oireachtas Committee

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: One death and 25 new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: One death and 25 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week Public Transport

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.

Three Cork GAA clubs call a halt to all activities as Covid-19 precaution

Some Argideen Rangers members told the club they may have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus.

From TheJournal.ie France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts Wage Payment

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts

The French government has paid around 84% of net salary for people unable to work due to the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told Education

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland? Nphet

Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?

Acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that the situation remains stable.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases School Closures

Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases

Locally transmitted cases hit 34 on Thursday, the highest daily total in three months

From TheJournal.ie Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus Jeanine Anez

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country Melbourne

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

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