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High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
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High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

1 hour ago 7,460 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

What we know about the surge of the Indian coronavirus variant in England
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What we know about the surge of the Indian coronavirus variant in England

2 hours ago 15,229 Views 16 Comments

And how widespread is in Ireland?

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
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Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?

3 hours ago 8,627 Views 0 Comments

It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.

Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'
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Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'

16 hours ago 31,747 Views 39 Comments

Early indications are that the variant is even more transmissible than the B117 strain.

Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says
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Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says

16 hours ago 14,727 Views 10 Comments

The European Medicines Agency said this could improve the flexibility in countries’ vaccine rollout.

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland

22 hours ago 76,134 Views 30 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
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People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine

Updated Mon 1:00 PM 79,658 Views 77 Comments

The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.

Poll: Will you head to the shops today?
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Poll: Will you head to the shops today?

Mon 9:14 AM 47,163 Views 35 Comments

All non-essential retail stores can reopen from today.

Mumbai's dip in Covid-19 cases offers glimmer of hope to India
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Mumbai's dip in Covid-19 cases offers glimmer of hope to India

Mon 7:51 AM 14,376 Views 1 Comment

The country has made headlines around the world recently, in its fight against a deadly surge in infections.

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days
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Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days

Sun 3:14 PM 126,920 Views 103 Comments

There are 109 people in hospital, including 42 in ICU.

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says
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‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says

Sun 1:23 PM 18,473 Views 21 Comments

The British Health Secretary said it is “appropriate” to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries
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Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries

Sat 11:40 AM 53,692 Views 38 Comments

Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can visit Portugal from Monday.

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July
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Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July

Sat 12:05 AM 47,022 Views 45 Comments

Almost 270,000 vaccines were administered in Ireland in the seven days up to Tuesday.

Indian variant detected in a number of England’s Covid hotspots, data shows
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Indian variant detected in a number of England’s Covid hotspots, data shows

Fri 6:38 PM 26,293 Views 15 Comments

Data from Public Health England shows a rise in cases from 520 to 1,313 this week in the UK.

Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing
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Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing

Fri 4:17 PM 19,526 Views 30 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.

Covid-19 vaccines prevented at least 33,000 hospitalisations in England, study finds
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Covid-19 vaccines prevented at least 33,000 hospitalisations in England, study finds

Fri 8:23 AM 6,275 Views 2 Comments

The figures came from a Public Health England (PHE) study.

HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid
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HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid

Thu 7:57 PM 14,394 Views 6 Comments

Some hospitals recognised the need for a more cohesive approach and have already set up dedicated clinics.

The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?
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The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?

Thu 7:00 PM 6,952 Views 9 Comments

On this week’s podcast, we explain more – and producer Nicky Ryan takes an antigen test during recording.

HSE to launch referral pathway for high risk cohorts who can't be vaccinated by GPs
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HSE to launch referral pathway for high risk cohorts who can't be vaccinated by GPs

Thu 6:04 PM 17,894 Views 5 Comments

People in this cohort will be given appointments at vaccination centres.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland

Thu 5:42 PM 54,997 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today
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Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today

Thu 2:51 PM 24,880 Views 33 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the news at this afternoon’s HSE Covid-19 press briefing.

Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants
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Covid-19 infections halve in England but there are 'increasing concerns' about variants

Thu 7:24 AM 28,012 Views 21 Comments

Boris Johnson has said there is ‘increasing concern’ in the UK about the variant first identified in India.

Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly
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Opinion: Being part of a trial for prostate cancer treatment has improved my life greatly

Thu 7:20 AM 21,398 Views 10 Comments

Peter MacNamara has been battling prostate cancer since 2011 and has found immunotherapy via a clinical trial to be hugely helpful.

UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
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UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

Wed 10:44 PM 11,026 Views 14 Comments

The inquiry will begin in spring 2022.

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:58 PM 61,259 Views 99 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
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More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106

Updated May 12th 2021, 2:10 PM 27,846 Views 33 Comments

It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
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Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

May 12th 2021, 7:01 AM 32,139 Views 15 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
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Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

May 11th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,675 Views 11 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 11th 2021, 6:16 PM 67,264 Views 69 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'
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Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'

Updated May 11th 2021, 4:27 PM 33,320 Views 38 Comments

More than 1.8 million vaccines doses have been administered so far.

Dublin GAA team will not face prosecution for Covid-19 breaches
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Dublin GAA team will not face prosecution for Covid-19 breaches

May 11th 2021, 3:12 PM 13,082 Views 10 Comments

Photographs were published in the Irish Independent of the team taking part in a training session last March.

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
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US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

May 11th 2021, 7:07 AM 12,550 Views 25 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'
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WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'

May 10th 2021, 10:17 PM 33,413 Views 29 Comments

The World Health Organization also said there was evidence to suggest increased transmissibility of this variant.

Hugging loved ones, indoor dining and foreign holidays get green light in England as restrictions to ease further
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Hugging loved ones, indoor dining and foreign holidays get green light in England as restrictions to ease further

May 10th 2021, 6:01 PM 18,845 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson confirmed this evening the relaxation of restrictions again from next Monday.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 10th 2021, 5:36 PM 65,095 Views 119 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
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Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days

May 10th 2021, 4:39 PM 53,536 Views 41 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
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No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech

May 10th 2021, 2:53 PM 33,461 Views 26 Comments

BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 514 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Two deaths and 514 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 9th 2021, 5:06 PM 97,859 Views 108 Comments

The figures were released by NPHET in a statement.

Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel
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Donnelly rejects NI counterpart's call to stop cross-border travel

May 9th 2021, 3:33 PM 40,611 Views 21 Comments

Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann had sought measures to stop non-essential cross-border journeys.

Coronavirus: One death and 408 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: One death and 408 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 63,926 Views 64 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

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