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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed Covid-19

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson tweet of virtual Cabinet raises cybersecurity concerns Zoom

Boris Johnson tweet of virtual Cabinet raises cybersecurity concerns

The Zoom Meeting ID number was visible in screenshot from the video conference which was posted to Twitter.

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation Unite By Staying Apart This post contains videos

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation

A powerful video and a clear message from some household names.

'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends

Zebre back-rower Maxime Mbanda has volunteered to drive an ambulance with the Yellow Cross.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial? Rule By Decree

Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial?

A contentious bill was passed by the Hungarian parliament last night.

From TheJournal.ie Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams Banking

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak Coronavirus

Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak

An “unprecedented” volume of calls have been received about social distancing in the workplace, the watchdog said.

From TheJournal.ie Not all of those aged over 70 are following advice on cocooning, government warns Stay Inside

Not all of those aged over 70 are following advice on cocooning, government warns

Over 460,000 people aged over 70 receive a pension.

From TheJournal.ie Spain witnesses another 849 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing total toll to 8,189 Coronavirus

Spain witnesses another 849 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing total toll to 8,189

Over the same period, the number of confirmed cases rose to 94,417.

From TheJournal.ie 'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government Coronavirus

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

AFL chief insists all 18 clubs will survive as Covid-19 causes financial crisis

Several Irish players have been impacted by the massive pay cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's ambassador to US urges those on J1 visas to return home Video Message

Ireland's ambassador to US urges those on J1 visas to return home

Dan Mulhall issued the advice in a video message last night.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today Social Welfare

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today

The payment has led to almost 390,000 applications to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Boris is England’s King Midas. All he touched turned to gold, but now must be disinfected Downing Street Woes

Opinion: Boris is England’s King Midas. All he touched turned to gold, but now must be disinfected

Peter Flanagan says Covid-19 has stripped Johnson of his dreams of a clean Brexit legacy.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, leaving onions around your home won't 'catch' the coronavirus Factcheck

Debunked: No, leaving onions around your home won't 'catch' the coronavirus

False claims on Facebook suggest that onions are able to absorb germs.

From TheJournal.ie Major study of Covid-19 cases in China finds lower death rate than previous estimates Coronavirus

Major study of Covid-19 cases in China finds lower death rate than previous estimates

A study of over 70,000 cases of Covid-19 in China has determined a death rate from the virus of 1.38%.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Dire analysis predicts up to 318,000 jobs losses and effects that could last 'for decades' Coronavirus

Covid-19: Dire analysis predicts up to 318,000 jobs losses and effects that could last 'for decades'

Financial advisory firm EY says job losses could be between 177,000 and 318,000 depending on how long restrictions last this summer.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Grammy award-winning US singer John Prine in 'stable' condition with Covid-19 symptoms John Prine

Grammy award-winning US singer John Prine in 'stable' condition with Covid-19 symptoms

Prine’s wife, Fiona, revealed on 20 March that she had tested positive for coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie BAM called on to stop construction on National Children's Hospital site Social Distancing

BAM called on to stop construction on National Children's Hospital site

Paul Murphy said that “They are putting the workers in danger by continuing to operate at the site”.

From TheJournal.ie Restrictions having an 'enormous impact' but 'there is no room for complacency' says modelling group chair Coronavirus

Restrictions having an 'enormous impact' but 'there is no room for complacency' says modelling group chair

The daily growth rate of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ireland has fallen in recent days to around 15%.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes Nursing Homes Ireland

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes

Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.

'Heroes are our nurses and doctors in hospitals - we should be proud of them'

Eoin Hand turned 74 today and the former Ireland manager’s view on life has been shaped by the trauma of a near-death experience 23 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work In Demand

Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work

There are currently nearly 4,200 people in Ireland’s 13 prisons.

From TheJournal.ie Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19

Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for coronavirus

Tubridy didn’t present last Friday’s Late Late Show due to the symptoms he was displaying.

From TheJournal.ie Prototype created by Irish research team for crowd funded emergency ventilators Coronavirus

Prototype created by Irish research team for crowd funded emergency ventilators

The GoFundMe page for the ventilators has raised over €134,000 so far.

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizens from Peru back in Dublin, and deal struck with private hospitals: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Irish citizens from Peru back in Dublin, and deal struck with private hospitals: Today's Covid-19 main points

Ireland’s death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 46.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading False Claims

Debunked: That WhatsApp message with health tips from a doctor in China is false and misleading

A message claiming to be from a friend’s uncle who works in a hospital in China has been circulating lately.

From TheJournal.ie Spain confirms another 812 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing total toll to 7,340 Spain

Spain confirms another 812 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing total toll to 7,340

Spain has now joined the United States and Italy in having more cases than China.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday Covid-19

Simon Harris says everything cannot go ‘back to normal’ after Easter Sunday

The health minister also said he is concerned about the nation’s mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms Coronavirus

Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms

He will be staying in contact with the rest of the Downing Street team during his quarantine period.

Former Dublin hurler 'symptom free' and 'improving every day' after Covid-19 diagnosis

Michael Carton has been sharing his personal experience.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is an outlier': How Sweden's Covid-19 response has differed from other European countries Less Restrictive

'It is an outlier': How Sweden's Covid-19 response has differed from other European countries

The Swedish government’s response to the virus allows a relatively liberal amount of personal freedom.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers urge employers to reconsider staff redundancies and look at State supports Business

Ministers urge employers to reconsider staff redundancies and look at State supports

The government announced Covid-19 income support measures last week.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles Emergency Legislation

Opinion: Emergency Covid-19 legislation harks back to the Civil War, ‘the Emergency’ and the Troubles

Conor Casey of Trinity College says a challenge to the new legislation would be unlikely to succeed.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says coronavirus death rate in US likely to peak in two weeks' time Coronavirus

Trump says coronavirus death rate in US likely to peak in two weeks' time

The US president also extended “social distancing” guidelines until 30 April.

From TheJournal.ie 'The phone is ringing off the hook': SeniorLine reports increase in calls amid cocooning confusion Covid-19

'The phone is ringing off the hook': SeniorLine reports increase in calls amid cocooning confusion

Third Age says the Covid-19 crisis has created new populations of older people unused to living in isolation.

From TheJournal.ie Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted Upper House

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

# covid-19 - Sunday 29 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's death toll reaches 46, PPE supplies arrive from China: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Ireland's death toll reaches 46, PPE supplies arrive from China: Today's Covid-19 main points

The total number of confirmed cases in Ireland is now 2,415.

From TheJournal.ie Just four seats downstairs as Dublin Bus brings in social distancing and reduced service Covid-19 This post contains videos

Just four seats downstairs as Dublin Bus brings in social distancing and reduced service

Social distancing measures will be in place from tomorrow and a reduced schedule will run from Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the Covid-19 self-isolation and step-down care centre will look like in Dublin Citywest

Here's what the Covid-19 self-isolation and step-down care centre will look like in Dublin

The centre is expected to be operational this week, with more centres to be established in Cork, Limerick and Galway.

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