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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Thursday 26 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Prince Charles 'did not jump the queue' for Covid-19 test, insists UK Health Minister Testing Times

Prince Charles 'did not jump the queue' for Covid-19 test, insists UK Health Minister

The Prince of Wales tested positive for the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí to use 'spit hoods' on suspects to protect force from coronavirus Covid-19

Gardaí to use 'spit hoods' on suspects to protect force from coronavirus

The force has ordered thousands of the devices as a temporary measure during the outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: This current crisis is calling for the emergence of a bolder, braver and kinder humanity Hope

Opinion: This current crisis is calling for the emergence of a bolder, braver and kinder humanity

Ruairí McKiernan says yes, this is a scary time, but our social structure hasn’t been working for everyone, and we may have an opportunity to change.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate passes $2.2 trillion rescue package as the country's death toll exceeds 1,000 people Covid-19

US Senate passes $2.2 trillion rescue package as the country's death toll exceeds 1,000 people

There are now more than 30,000 known cases of Covid-19 in the state of New York

From TheJournal.ie 'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis Closed Borders

'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis

A number of cancer patients rely on treatment overseas for various different types of cancers.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak Homelessness

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie NCT remains open during coronavirus shutdown - but some customers aren't turning up anyway Test Centres

NCT remains open during coronavirus shutdown - but some customers aren't turning up anyway

Test centres have introduced measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Two more deaths and 235 new cases in Ireland confirmed Covid-19

Coronavirus: Two more deaths and 235 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The numbers come following a change to the testing criteria announced last night.

From TheJournal.ie Courts introduce 'unprecedented' measures to better adhere to social distancing rules Covid-19

Courts introduce 'unprecedented' measures to better adhere to social distancing rules

The Courts Service said that the measures aim to “promote health, yet maintain rights.”

From TheJournal.ie Criteria to be tested changes, Spain's death toll surpasses China's: Today's main Covid-19 points Coronavirus

Criteria to be tested changes, Spain's death toll surpasses China's: Today's main Covid-19 points

Health officials announced 235 new cases and two more deaths in Ireland today.

Cork Racecourse set to be used as coronavirus test centre from Thursday onwards

The HSE began preparations to use the facility as a test centre on Tuesday.

A-League player arrested after drunken joyriding in golf buggy while supposed to be on lockdown

Tim Payne of Wellington Phoenix and his team-mate Oliver Saile are under investigation by the FFA after being stopped by the police on a Sydney road.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it Trócaire

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it

Were coronavirus to spread across the entire African continent, countries will have to rely only on their own scarce resources, writes Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra.

No more 'walking, casual games or gatherings' on GAA grounds as clubs shut down completely

GAA brings in new measures following the latest government restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country Delivery

This Covid-19 information booklet will be delivered to every home in the country

Simon Harris says there is a lot of misinformation out there about the guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, Ireland is not in a 'lockdown sequence' despite what this Facebook post says Covid19

Debunked: No, Ireland is not in a 'lockdown sequence' despite what this Facebook post says

The post claims the Irish government has been slowly implementing a country-wide lockdown since last Sunday.

'Together we can overcome this crisis': Federers donate €940k to help vulnerable Swiss families

More than 8,800 people in Switzerland have tested positive for Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurants allowed to operate take-away service without planning permission during Covid-19 crisis Order In

Restaurants allowed to operate take-away service without planning permission during Covid-19 crisis

Restaurants are allowed to remain open but only by offering a take away service.

From TheJournal.ie Hydroxychloroquine: Is Trump's 'game-changer' drug effective against Covid-19?

Hydroxychloroquine: Is Trump's 'game-changer' drug effective against Covid-19?

Chloroquine has been used for decades to prevent people catching malaria.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Ryanair to ground 90% of its fleet Grounded

Coronavirus: Ryanair to ground 90% of its fleet

The airline will operate 13 daily or weekly routes from Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Frontline hospital staff make urgent appeal asking for donations of personal protective equipment Masks Gowns Gloves

Frontline hospital staff make urgent appeal asking for donations of personal protective equipment

Beauticians, hair dressers, construction workers and the food and pharma industries were singled out.

From TheJournal.ie People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals Coronavirus

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach Emergency Measures

Parents will not have to pay for childcare they are not receiving during Covid-19 crisis, says Taoiseach

The government is to pay a proportion of childcare staff costs during the closure period.

'We're all missing social contact, gatherings and friends now. Football will be important on our way back'

John O’Sullivan looks at how this unprecedented period will affect Ireland’s top clubs and the people involved.

From TheJournal.ie Patients seeking coronavirus test must now have at least two symptoms Covid-19

Patients seeking coronavirus test must now have at least two symptoms

The new measures were announced by Dr Tony Holohan last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's disgusting': Simon Harris says people have purposefully coughed in his face Corona Challenge

'It's disgusting': Simon Harris says people have purposefully coughed in his face

The Health Minister said a man and woman came up to him and tried to cough on him as a joke yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Postmen and women will be checking in and offering a helping hand to the elderly and vulnerable Free Delivery

Postmen and women will be checking in and offering a helping hand to the elderly and vulnerable

A new service will also mean they will now take parcels and letters and deliver them for free.

From TheJournal.ie Homeschooling: Two experienced practitioners and two 'struggling to adjust' parents give their advice Homeschooling

Homeschooling: Two experienced practitioners and two 'struggling to adjust' parents give their advice

Parents throughout Ireland are facing new and difficult challenges. What advice is there from those who’ve been doing this for years?

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Spanish death toll reaches 3,434, surpassing Chinese total Covid-19

Coronavirus: Spanish death toll reaches 3,434, surpassing Chinese total

Only Italy has more deaths than Spain as a result of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus Covid-19

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

A Clarence House spokesman said that he was displaying mild symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.

From TheJournal.ie Statute of limitation fears for women affected by CervicalCheck controversy as coronavirus delays tribunal The 221+

Statute of limitation fears for women affected by CervicalCheck controversy as coronavirus delays tribunal

The Department of Health said it is “examining various options” to ensure nobody is disadvantaged.

From TheJournal.ie Healthcare workers still paying for hospital parking despite HSE order to waive all fees Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers still paying for hospital parking despite HSE order to waive all fees

Last Thursday, the HSE confirmed that parking charges for staff in hospitals and healthcare facilities are to be immediately suspended.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy': Irish couple describe conditions in Chinese quarantine hotel Quarantined

'I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy': Irish couple describe conditions in Chinese quarantine hotel

Lisa Belmour, from Clare, lives in Hangzhou with her husband.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Where's Fauci?': The United States' disease expert returns to TV after tensions with Trump Coronavirus This post contains videos

'Where's Fauci?': The United States' disease expert returns to TV after tensions with Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci had not been present at the past two daily coronavirus briefings

Guardiola and Messi both donate €1m to help Barcelona hospitals in coronavirus fight

The donations were announced via separate statements on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces 'unprecedented actions' and Olympics postponed: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Government announces 'unprecedented actions' and Olympics postponed: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are 1,329 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 204 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with another death confirmed Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 204 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with another death confirmed

As of midnight last night, 17,992 tests have been carried out in laboratories across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: India puts 1.3 billion people under 'total lockdown' Covid-19

Coronavirus: India puts 1.3 billion people under 'total lockdown'

Police are patrolling the streets and used loud megaphones to tell residents to stay indoors.