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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption

The union also confirmed they will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: If you're in business, you need to get ahead of this Covid-19 crisis Employers

Opinion: If you're in business, you need to get ahead of this Covid-19 crisis

Jason O’Sullivan says now is a time of major change, and businesses must try to adapt.

Bayern Munich and Dortmund players agree to take 20% pay cuts

Footballers at a number of Bundesliga sides are doing the same, while German football will not start back until 30 April at the earliest.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: These are the 'essential retail outlets' that can stay open Open For Business

Coronavirus: These are the 'essential retail outlets' that can stay open

The Department of An Taoiseach provided an indicative list this afternoon.

Irish horse racing to be shut down as Taoiseach bans all sporting events

Race meetings have still been taking place behind closed doors, but that will stop after today’s announcement.

From TheJournal.ie 'These signs tell us we need to move': Health chief explains introduction of new restrictions Why Now

'These signs tell us we need to move': Health chief explains introduction of new restrictions

A range of concerning statistics were cited as the explanation for new measures being put in place now.

From TheJournal.ie Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic Covid-19

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

From TheJournal.ie Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert Coronavirus

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that there was a very good chance state exams would go ahead as planned this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: Gardaí will be more visible on the streets 'encouraging groups to disperse' Covid-19

Leo Varadkar: Gardaí will be more visible on the streets 'encouraging groups to disperse'

Varadkar said gardaí would not be employing “coercion”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach announces all non-essential shops to close, restrictions on gatherings of more than four people Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach announces increase in Covid-19 unemployment payment to €350 per week and temporary wage subsidy Covid-19

Taoiseach announces increase in Covid-19 unemployment payment to €350 per week and temporary wage subsidy

The new payment is a rise of more than 50% of the benefit scheme announced last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many of us are staying here to avoid infecting our family at home': Irish people in London amid the coronavirus crisis Irish Abroad

'Many of us are staying here to avoid infecting our family at home': Irish people in London amid the coronavirus crisis

Irish people in London describe the mood in the city, which is now facing a major lockdown to tackle coronavirus.

Kerry's Mark O'Connor: 'It's still a bit of a shock to the system but it was always going to happen'

Kerry’s Mark O’Connor on the AFL season being shut down after Saturday’s game with Geelong.

From TheJournal.ie Barretstown charity launches online platform to support seriously ill children Charity

Barretstown charity launches online platform to support seriously ill children

The charity offers free camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness.

2020 Ladies National Football Leagues cancelled - and will not be completed

The LGFA confirmed the news amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie US could become Covid-19 epicentre after 'very large acceleration' in cases - WHO WHO

US could become Covid-19 epicentre after 'very large acceleration' in cases - WHO

In the past 24 hours, the World Health Organization said that 85% of new cases were in Europe and the US.

From TheJournal.ie More than 500 people have died in Spain over the past 24 hours from Covid-19 Death Toll

More than 500 people have died in Spain over the past 24 hours from Covid-19

The number of deaths in Spain from the coronavirus has more than doubled since Friday.

From TheJournal.ie INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak Coronavirus

INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak

Hundreds of student nurses are set to begin their unpaid work placements this month.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair expects flights to be grounded from today and warns it could last until May Grounded

Ryanair expects flights to be grounded from today and warns it could last until May

Ryanair has offered its planes for rescue flights and for the transport of medicine.

From TheJournal.ie Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first Entertainment

Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first

The new streaming service has over 500 films and thousands of television episodes.

'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug

A quartet who have represented Ireland play their football in Australia.

Tipperary postpone April club action and changes in store for 2020 championship format

No games or training will take place in the Premier county until 26 April.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes Spain

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes

The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain.

From TheJournal.ie China to end travel restrictions in province where Covid-19 first emerged Covid-19

China to end travel restrictions in province where Covid-19 first emerged

From midnight tonight, healthy residents will be permitted to travel outside the province.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We are in the midst of the worst crisis since World War II'. An Irishman in Italy on the Covid-19 nightmare Italy Shutdown

Opinion: 'We are in the midst of the worst crisis since World War II'. An Irishman in Italy on the Covid-19 nightmare

John McCourt says it’s simple: by leaving your home you are causing more deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government expected to announce restrictions for public parks and open spaces Nphet

Irish government expected to announce restrictions for public parks and open spaces

The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning to decide the latest advice to the public.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our country is meant to be open': Donald Trump could remove Covid-19 restrictions by next week Coronavirus

'Our country is meant to be open': Donald Trump could remove Covid-19 restrictions by next week

Trump said that state governors would have the final say on any measures he introduced.

From TheJournal.ie 'House arrest' , 'End of freedom': UK front pages react to Johnson's decision to lockdown Britain Front Pages

'House arrest' , 'End of freedom': UK front pages react to Johnson's decision to lockdown Britain

Johnson made the announcement in an address to the nation from within No 10 Downing Street yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie University researchers in Belfast have been awarded a grant to find a Covid-19 treatment Vaccine

University researchers in Belfast have been awarded a grant to find a Covid-19 treatment

The funding grant has been awarded as one of several projects that will receive part of a €21.5 million fund.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't roof a house from home': Construction chiefs say they await HSE order to down tools On The Tools

'You can't roof a house from home': Construction chiefs say they await HSE order to down tools

Right now, there are over 100,000 people still involved in construction across the island.

# covid-19 - Monday 23 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ's Claire Byrne says she felt shocked, guilty and now relieved after contracting Covid-19 Coronavirus This post contains videos

RTÉ's Claire Byrne says she felt shocked, guilty and now relieved after contracting Covid-19

Byrne told her own programme this evening that she is “through the peak of Covid-19″.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Schmeichel praises young Irish goalie's ingenious way to train while in self-isolation Good News This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie UK in lockdown: Boris Johnson tells British people to 'stay at home' for three weeks to slow coronavirus spread Covid-19 This post contains videos

UK in lockdown: Boris Johnson tells British people to 'stay at home' for three weeks to slow coronavirus spread

Johnson made the announcement in an address to the nation from within No 10 Downing Street this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 death toll in Europe passes 10,000 Coronavirus

Covid-19 death toll in Europe passes 10,000

A total of 10,058 people with the novel coronavirus have died in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We survived lockdown in China, you too can get through this Covid-19 crisis Kerryman In China

Opinion: We survived lockdown in China, you too can get through this Covid-19 crisis

Greg McDonough and his wife and son have been on lockdown near Wuhan for weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Every single county in Ireland now has at least one coronavirus case - here's a breakdown of where the virus is Breakdown

Every single county in Ireland now has at least one coronavirus case - here's a breakdown of where the virus is

Dublin has the highest numbers of cases with 402.

From TheJournal.ie Two more deaths and 219 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus

Two more deaths and 219 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland

Both patients were male and in the east of the country.

Champions League and Europa League finals officially shelved by Uefa

The showcase matches will not take place in May, as scheduled.

From TheJournal.ie Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose' Coronavirus

Consumer watchdog warns about hand sanitisers and other products that 'are not fit for purpose'

The CCPC says it is monitoring products for sale online.

From TheJournal.ie 60,000 people sign up for HSE recruitment drive as first interviews start for doctors and nurses On Call For Ireland

60,000 people sign up for HSE recruitment drive as first interviews start for doctors and nurses

“Bear with us” is the message from the HSE today as it sifts through the large volume of applications.