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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Friday 27 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Public transport services to be reduced from next week Coronavirus

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths from Covid-19 rise in Spain by 769 in a day Lockdown

Deaths from Covid-19 rise in Spain by 769 in a day

The number of cases in the country jumped by 7,800.

The US Open golf is set to be postponed until later in the summer

The Masters and the PGA Championship have already been postponed.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services Uachtarán Na HÉireann

Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services

“The good thing about it, I think, is that there will be an opportunity to do things better,” Uachtarán na hÉireann argued.

NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says next month’s event will be conducted and televised, as scheduled.

From TheJournal.ie Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while Daffodil Day

Daff Man has a brand new suit - but you might not get to see it out and about for a while

Daffodil Day is cancelled, but James Gilleran is hoping people will give what they can.

From TheJournal.ie Most new Covid-19 unemployment benefit claims to be paid by next week Social Welfare

Most new Covid-19 unemployment benefit claims to be paid by next week

The first coronavirus-related payments were made earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions Homelessness

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package Eurozone

EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package

“We cannot make the same mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis,” Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned.

From TheJournal.ie 'Just relax, stay home': The US now has more Covid-19 cases than either China or Italy Coronavirus

'Just relax, stay home': The US now has more Covid-19 cases than either China or Italy

Over 83,000 people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin Housing

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality Coronavirus

'We have to live with anxiety': Written and published in 10 days, a new book wants to help people cope with our new reality

TCD professor Dr Brendan Kelly has written a book on protecting your mental health during Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are living on the edge': Irish people in Madrid say the city has been transformed by the coronavirus Spain

'People are living on the edge': Irish people in Madrid say the city has been transformed by the coronavirus

Madrid remains the worst-hit part of Spain as the country suffers from the spread of Covid-19.

# covid-19 - Thursday 26 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Some young people end up in intensive care': Health chief says *everyone* needs to social distance Tony Holohan

'Some young people end up in intensive care': Health chief says *everyone* needs to social distance

Dr Tony Holohan warned that there have been many cases of young people being hospitalised because of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil

In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.

From TheJournal.ie 255 new cases, 10 further deaths and Dáil passes emergency legislation: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

255 new cases, 10 further deaths and Dáil passes emergency legislation: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 1,819 confirmed cases of the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says there's enough protective equipment to keep hospitals 'ticking over' until shipment from China Covid-19

HSE says there's enough protective equipment to keep hospitals 'ticking over' until shipment from China

A consignment of equipment such as masks, gowns and goggles is due to arrive from China on Sunday.

'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army

Aidan Friel is a member of the Irish Defence Forces while also playing League of Ireland football.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 10 more deaths and 255 new cases in Ireland confirmed Covid-19

Coronavirus: 10 more deaths and 255 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The median age of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 who have died is 79 years.

'To be honest, I nearly feel safer in work' - Kilkenny star on the front line in St Vincent's Hospital

Grace Walsh: ‘If we had the option of playing a championship and winning an All-Ireland, or our family and friends being healthy, I think we would all choose our family and friends being healthy.’

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, drinking tea is not a cure for Covid-19 Factcheck

Debunked: No, drinking tea is not a cure for Covid-19

False claims being shared on WhatsApp claim that drinking tea can stop the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What are the British doing to battle Covid-19? Podcast

The Explainer: What are the British doing to battle Covid-19?

Why did the UK take the approach it did, and what does it mean? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s episode.

From TheJournal.ie Father and son denied bail after being accused of spitting on two gardaí Courts

Father and son denied bail after being accused of spitting on two gardaí

Judge Miriam Walsh was told a crowd gathered around as a drug search got “out of hand”.

From TheJournal.ie UK records over 100 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours as police in England given new powers Coronavirus

UK records over 100 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours as police in England given new powers

Those who ignore tougher restrictions on movement could also be fined.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: The UK no longer considers Covid-19 a high consequence infectious disease, but social media posts about it are misleading Debunked

England boss Eddie Jones agrees to take 25% pay cut during rugby shutdown

The RFU is facing revenue losses in the region of £45-50 million.

Coaching programme used by Man City and Real Madrid offer free access to online hub for kids in Ireland

Coerver Coaching will keep their online hub open for free for as long as football is postponed in Ireland.

'People are saying ‘Wake me up when it’s 2021'' - Colin O'Riordan's strange season in Sydney

The Tipperary native and his Sydney Swans team-mates have had plenty to contend with this year.

From TheJournal.ie Student nurses on placement WILL be paid for duration of Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus

Student nurses on placement WILL be paid for duration of Covid-19 crisis

Student nurses and midwives will be offered a contract as a healthcare assistant.

From TheJournal.ie Man (39) charged after claiming to have Covid-19 and coughing on police in Northern Ireland PSNI

Man (39) charged after claiming to have Covid-19 and coughing on police in Northern Ireland

The man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrate’s Court on the charges today.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Three more deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland Public Health Agency

Coronavirus: Three more deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

A further 32 cases have also been confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie 'A deeply sensitive issue': The government is preparing temporary mortuaries Covid-19 Pandemic

'A deeply sensitive issue': The government is preparing temporary mortuaries

A government spokesperson said it was being guided “by the need for compassion and care for families who will be affected”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How testing for Covid-19 works now and why you still need to isolate when sick - even if not tested Coronavirus

Explainer: How testing for Covid-19 works now and why you still need to isolate when sick - even if not tested

Around 20,000 people a day have been seeking a test – now the scope has been narrowed down to focus on priority groups.

From TheJournal.ie 'Awful, really frightening': Woman purposefully coughed and spat on by two youths while out walking Dún Laoghaire

'Awful, really frightening': Woman purposefully coughed and spat on by two youths while out walking

Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless is calling for a serious conviction for those found guilty of deliberating trying to spread Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie Dublin's Pride Parade postponed until 12 September LGBTQ

Dublin's Pride Parade postponed until 12 September

“Who would have thought that after decades of asking you to come out, we’d be asking you to stay inside?” organisers said.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We need a national unity government immediately to battle Covid-19 Unity Government

Opinion: We need a national unity government immediately to battle Covid-19

An all-party coalition is now needed to bring politicians together to address the crisis, writes Ciarán Cuffe of The Green Party.

From TheJournal.ie Spain's Covid-19 death toll increases by 655 in one day Coronavirus

Spain's Covid-19 death toll increases by 655 in one day

This is a 19% increase on figures released yesterday.

Leeds players and management volunteer to defer wages so non-football staff can be paid

They have ‘demonstrated an incredible sense of unity and togetherness’, according to the Championship club’s director of football.