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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Today’s News

NIAC to meet to discuss advice on Johnson & Johnson vaccine as hospital numbers remain stable
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NIAC to meet to discuss advice on Johnson & Johnson vaccine as hospital numbers remain stable

4 hours ago 8,283 Views 13 Comments

The single-shot vaccine is seen as crucial to Ireland’s rollout.

Covid-19: India records world record 315,000 new cases in a single day as crisis worsens
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Covid-19: India records world record 315,000 new cases in a single day as crisis worsens

6 hours ago 19,312 Views 42 Comments

It now has the world’s second-highest level of infections.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says
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Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says

17 hours ago 9,211 Views 4 Comments

He also raised “concern” about the disparity in the pace of vaccine rollout between the North and the Republic.

Berlin D2 directors and management apologise in court for breaking Covid-19 guidelines
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Berlin D2 directors and management apologise in court for breaking Covid-19 guidelines

18 hours ago 16,884 Views 0 Comments

Footage emerged in August of non-compliance with social distance guidelines at the bar.

Coronavirus: 15 deaths across four months and 401 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 15 deaths across four months and 401 new cases confirmed in Ireland

19 hours ago 87,162 Views 145 Comments

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

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine
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Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Updated 22 hours ago 30,806 Views 89 Comments

Ireland is due to receive over 600,000 doses of the J&J vaccine before the end of June.

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party
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University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party

23 hours ago 13,855 Views 0 Comments

Social media circulated videos in early March showed a largescale street party in the Castletroy area, adjacent to UL.

Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list
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Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list

Wed 9:17 AM 12,728 Views 41 Comments

The country is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 infections.

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy
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Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy

Wed 7:00 AM 12,494 Views 41 Comments

That’s according to a Red C poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland published today.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
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Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs

Tue 9:07 PM 16,451 Views 46 Comments

More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
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Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

Tue 7:18 PM 17,779 Views 9 Comments

Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness
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Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness

Tue 6:06 PM 17,689 Views 45 Comments

The British Prime Minister announced an antivirals taskforce that would help identify new medicines to treat Covid-19.

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Tue 5:41 PM 72,600 Views 141 Comments

The latest figures were reported this evening.

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions
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# The Road Ahead

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions

Tue 3:29 PM 43,168 Views 21 Comments

Two Cabinet meetings will take place next week.

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses
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EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses

Updated Tue 2:28 PM 34,625 Views 22 Comments

It follows concerns that the vaccine could be linked to extremely rare blood clots.

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend
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Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend

Tue 9:04 AM 38,525 Views 20 Comments

The figure was reported at last night’s NPHET briefing.

# covid-19 - Monday 19 April, 2021

Coronavirus: No deaths and 403 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: No deaths and 403 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mon 5:43 PM 69,825 Views 96 Comments

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

Covid-19 hospital figures fall to six-month low with 1.2 million vaccines administered in Ireland
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Covid-19 hospital figures fall to six-month low with 1.2 million vaccines administered in Ireland

Updated Mon 1:51 PM 25,148 Views 12 Comments

The number of patients in hospital fell to a six-month low at the weekend.

Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated
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Prison officers defend withdrawal of 'goodwill' duties over concerns about when they'll be vaccinated

Mon 9:40 AM 16,421 Views 21 Comments

Officers say they have received no response from the government about the issue since December.

Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble
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Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble

Mon 7:33 AM 17,930 Views 11 Comments

The idea has been proposed for months.

Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?
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Opinion: I have MS, how can you justify not giving me a vaccine yet?

Mon 7:00 AM 41,918 Views 53 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse is in Cohort 4 of the vaccination rollout, but she believes people like her are being left behind.

# covid-19 - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Coronavirus: One death and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: One death and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sun 5:05 PM 95,814 Views 148 Comments

NPHET announced the figures in a statement this evening.

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital decreases further to 176
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Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital decreases further to 176

Sun 11:41 AM 21,141 Views 69 Comments

The figures were published by the HSE last night.

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet
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Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet

Sun 7:00 AM 39,357 Views 35 Comments

Masks will still be required indoors, however.

# covid-19 - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose
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Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose

Sat 8:00 PM 26,540 Views 33 Comments

The public health expert says there are better, more creative ways to bolster the quarantine system and prevent the import of Covid.

Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials
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Impact of earlier vaccination for younger people to be assessed by health officials

Updated Sat 1:50 PM 48,190 Views 114 Comments

The Health Minister has asked officials to determine if vaccinating younger people sooner would impact transmission.

Covid-19: Confirmed cases in hospital continue to fall across Ireland, with slight increase in ICU numbers
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Covid-19: Confirmed cases in hospital continue to fall across Ireland, with slight increase in ICU numbers

Sat 12:08 PM 18,767 Views 7 Comments

The figures were published by the HSE last night

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll exceeds three million people
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Worldwide Covid-19 death toll exceeds three million people

Sat 10:53 AM 13,858 Views 39 Comments

The count by Johns Hopkins University comes as cases are spiking in many countries.

# covid-19 - Friday 16 April, 2021

Constitutional rights of two vaccinated women in mandatory quarantine being breached, court told
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Constitutional rights of two vaccinated women in mandatory quarantine being breached, court told

Fri 9:56 PM 22,857 Views 20 Comments

The legal actions are about the mechanics of the quarantine scheme, and how it is being applied.

Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts
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Pregnant women in the UK should be offered Covid-19 vaccines - experts

Fri 7:48 PM 12,057 Views 16 Comments

In Ireland, women who are between 14-33 weeks pregnant can get the Pfizer vaccine if they consult with their clinician.

50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice
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50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice

Updated Fri 3:48 PM 44,115 Views 42 Comments

67 year olds can be registered tomorrow followed by 66 year olds on Sunday and 65 year olds from Monday.

Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'
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Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 43,651 Views 101 Comments

In Ireland, it was confirmed last night that four variants of concern had been identified in mandatory hotel quarantine

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital rises to 192
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Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital rises to 192

Apr 16th 2021, 9:59 AM 31,821 Views 38 Comments

The latest figures were published by the HSE this morning.

# covid-19 - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like
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Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like

Apr 15th 2021, 9:30 PM 35,805 Views 27 Comments

The government’s National Remote Work Strategy says that remote working will be a “permanent feature” after Covid-19.

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
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Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 9:02 PM 55,296 Views 61 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
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Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 7:52 PM 88,981 Views 66 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.
Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week
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Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week

Apr 15th 2021, 7:43 PM 31,955 Views 26 Comments

Three of the centres will be located in Dublin and the fourth one will be located in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline
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Almost 1.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered as numbers in hospital continue to decline

Updated Apr 15th 2021, 12:59 PM 25,913 Views 36 Comments

Almost one in five people have been vaccinated to date.

Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
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Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar

Apr 15th 2021, 11:23 AM 31,025 Views 64 Comments

Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.

Tokyo Olympics could still be cancelled, admits senior Japanese government member
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Tokyo Olympics could still be cancelled, admits senior Japanese government member

Apr 15th 2021, 9:52 AM 1,736 Views 0 Comments

The Olympics are due to get under way on 23 July, with the Paralympics taking place after.

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