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#covid19

# covid19 - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Ten more deaths and 200 new cases in Ireland confirmed Covid19

Coronavirus: Ten more deaths and 200 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Earlier today HSE officials said they are expecting the peak of the outbreak will occur in two weeks time.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak Covid19

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

From TheJournal.ie Man (19) charged after allegedly spitting in garda's face and claiming he has coronavirus Cork

Man (19) charged after allegedly spitting in garda's face and claiming he has coronavirus

Two members of An Garda Siochana have to go off duty for two weeks arising out of the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland Covid19

Officials confirm another six coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland

The death toll in Northern Ireland from the virus now stands at 21.

From TheJournal.ie HSE planning for peak Covid-19 outbreak to happen in two weeks time based on current modelling Coronavirus

HSE planning for peak Covid-19 outbreak to happen in two weeks time based on current modelling

The chief operations officer said they are making preparations for the peak to arrive between the 10 and 14 April.

From TheJournal.ie Trump rolls back on proposal to quarantine New York and other states with coronavirus 'hotspots' Covid19

Trump rolls back on proposal to quarantine New York and other states with coronavirus 'hotspots'

It was unclear if Trump had the power to issue the quarantine order.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worse before they get better': Boris Johnson issues letter to every UK household over Covid-19 Coronavirus

'Worse before they get better': Boris Johnson issues letter to every UK household over Covid-19

The Northern Ireland Executive also announced a raft of new measures last night.

# covid19 - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Cocooning the elderly, policing Covid-19, Trump's $2.2 trillion rescue plan: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 49 new cases and two new deaths in Northern Ireland Covid19

Coronavirus: 49 new cases and two new deaths in Northern Ireland

It brings the total on the island of Ireland to 2,445 with 37 deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms Panama

Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms

Two people on board have reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Spain witnesses 832 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, over 72,000 confirmed cases Covid19

Spain witnesses 832 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, over 72,000 confirmed cases

More than 5,600 people have died in Spain from the virus.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want to be clear with people what is expected': Garda commissioner describes Covid-19 policing operation Patrols

'We want to be clear with people what is expected': Garda commissioner describes Covid-19 policing operation

Thousands of gardaí are out on foot, bike and in patrol cars this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US Washington

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US

Trump’s signature brings an end to a dramatic, weeklong legislative saga on Capitol Hill.

# covid19 - Thursday 26 March, 2020

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.

# covid19 - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'We risk spreading the virus': Dentists call for cancellation of routine procedures and establishment of emergency dental hubs Dental Plan

'We risk spreading the virus': Dentists call for cancellation of routine procedures and establishment of emergency dental hubs

Dentists are concerned that procedures which generate aerosol spray could be a risk.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, GPs aren't giving out 'rescue packs' en masse to asthma and COPD sufferers Debunked

Debunked: No, GPs aren't giving out 'rescue packs' en masse to asthma and COPD sufferers

A message that is being shared in WhatsApp groups and on social media contains medical advice that is “not safe” according to one GP.

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 'It's like the stock exchange closing': Farmers at a loss to sell their cattle as marts close for several weeks Coronavirus

'It's like the stock exchange closing': Farmers at a loss to sell their cattle as marts close for several weeks

The Department of Agriculture is currently in discussions with farmers around potential measures to support them.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package Rescue Plan

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package

The deal will see a sweep of new measures to provide Americans with healthcare and business supports.

# covid19 - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus Covid19
From TheJournal.ie Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus Covid19

Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus

The European Medicines Agency said these falsified medicines can cause serious harm.

# covid19 - Monday 23 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’ Coronavirus

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’

Over the weekend, photos emerged showing crowds of people visiting open spaces across many parts of the UK and Ireland.

# covid19 - Sunday 22 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Cost of a litre of petrol at lowest level recorded since April 2016 Fuel

Cost of a litre of petrol at lowest level recorded since April 2016

The coronavirus pandemic and a significant drop in crude oil costs are among the factors behind the drop in price.

From TheJournal.ie Emirates to cancel most passenger flights from Wednesday amid coronavirus pandemic Travel Restrictions

Emirates to cancel most passenger flights from Wednesday amid coronavirus pandemic

The company will also reduce salaries for the majority of its employees for three months but said it will not cut jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19 Coronavirus

Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19

The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Supermarkets hiring hundreds of employees to meet Covid-19 demand Coronavirus

Supermarkets hiring hundreds of employees to meet Covid-19 demand

Tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis.

From TheJournal.ie About 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for Covid-19 test, all told to self-isolate while they wait Coronavirus

About 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for Covid-19 test, all told to self-isolate while they wait

HSE officials said the wait time is typically four to five days.

# covid19 - Saturday 21 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Twenty-two new cases in the North as total number there climbs to 108 Northern Ireland

Twenty-two new cases in the North as total number there climbs to 108

The total number of tests completed in the North now stands at 2,186.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Covid-19 patient: 'It was an eye-opener to how many people we come in contact with' Coronavirus

Irish Covid-19 patient: 'It was an eye-opener to how many people we come in contact with'

The man and his partner have both tested positive for the virus, but neither have severe symptoms.

# covid19 - Friday 20 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Top up scheme for employers to pay €203 to laid-off workers and receive State refund approved by government Welfare Payments

Top up scheme for employers to pay €203 to laid-off workers and receive State refund approved by government

This scheme allows employers to pay workers €203 a week and receive a refund from the State.

From TheJournal.ie 'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools Child Abuse

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools

The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson orders pubs, restaurants and cafes to close across the UK from midnight tonight Covid19

Boris Johnson orders pubs, restaurants and cafes to close across the UK from midnight tonight

There are more than 3,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak Local Councils

Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Each authority will manage repayment schedules with businesses into the future.

From TheJournal.ie Fundraiser set up by Irish researchers developing emergency ventilators for Covid-19 patients Emergency Ventilators

Fundraiser set up by Irish researchers developing emergency ventilators for Covid-19 patients

The group is hoping to have a fully functional prototype by next Friday.

# covid19 - Thursday 19 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Third death in Ireland, Dáil sitting for emergency legislation, Italy fatalities overtake China: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Third death in Ireland, Dáil sitting for emergency legislation, Italy fatalities overtake China: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 428 cases of the coronavirus on the island of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment Support

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment

Minister Regina Doherty said 43,000 of those applications have been processed so far.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus

Rent freeze and temporary ban on evictions to be introduced during Covid-19 crisis

The emergency measures for renters were agreed at a Cabinet meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie Significant drop in number of people using public transport Coronavirus Crisis

Significant drop in number of people using public transport

The NTA says public transport will continue to operate as normal despite the drop.

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