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A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?
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A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?

Mon 3:09 PM 34,546 Views 29 Comments

BA.4 and BA.5 were identified by the ECDC as variants of concern earlier this month.

Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
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Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined

Mon 8:02 AM 18,136 Views 41 Comments

A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland
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Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland

May 22nd 2022, 5:37 PM 66,845 Views 23 Comments

Earlier this month, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control classified two sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 as variants of concern.

Department to explore 'substantial' revisions to remote working bill after criticism
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Department to explore 'substantial' revisions to remote working bill after criticism

Updated May 18th 2022, 12:00 PM 36,290 Views 56 Comments

The draft bill has gone down like a “lead balloon” with workers, said Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
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Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak

May 18th 2022, 7:15 AM 15,225 Views 10 Comments

The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
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Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

May 17th 2022, 7:40 AM 7,281 Views 7 Comments

The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
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Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

May 17th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,934 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
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'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

May 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 8,565 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
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Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May 16th 2022, 9:14 AM 17,123 Views 6 Comments

Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
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North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

May 15th 2022, 12:10 PM 13,965 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
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North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19

May 14th 2022, 11:51 AM 14,241 Views 12 Comments

The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.

HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'
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HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'

May 14th 2022, 8:00 AM 18,045 Views 19 Comments

The HSE’s Damien McCallion gave The Journal’s Coronavirus Newsletter an insight into the next stages of the vaccine rollout.

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
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Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days

May 13th 2022, 9:09 AM 3,749 Views 3 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
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North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak

May 13th 2022, 7:20 AM 11,320 Views 9 Comments

Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.

Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes
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Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes

May 12th 2022, 12:24 PM 4,532 Views 8 Comments

Vaccination was a major factor determining outbreaks, as well as whether a home had suffered an outbreak in the past.

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
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North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases

May 12th 2022, 7:29 AM 19,054 Views 9 Comments

The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.

Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week
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Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week

May 11th 2022, 10:38 AM 28,583 Views 31 Comments

The new recommendations are set to come into effect from 16 May.

Ongoing use of Covid-19 Garda roster preventing specialist firearms units from critical training
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Ongoing use of Covid-19 Garda roster preventing specialist firearms units from critical training

May 10th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,296 Views 0 Comments

The Covid-19 emergency roster has been extended amid an industrial relations dispute.

'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown
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'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown

Updated May 9th 2022, 10:48 AM 18,986 Views 13 Comments

China’s capital is trying to fend off a Covid-19 outbreak with restrictions on movement.

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
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# Excess Mortality

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world

May 5th 2022, 2:59 PM 10,131 Views 12 Comments

The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
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Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

May 5th 2022, 2:15 PM 5,332 Views 0 Comments

Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
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WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,097 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

Canadian police in face-off with protesters opposed to coronavirus mandates
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Canadian police in face-off with protesters opposed to coronavirus mandates

Apr 30th 2022, 9:44 AM 19,814 Views 20 Comments

Ottawa police promised that protesters would not be allowed to get a foothold for a prolonged occupation.

Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases
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Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases

Apr 29th 2022, 4:52 PM 33,382 Views 37 Comments

In the final daily update, health officials reported 980 PCR-confirmed cases and 1,020 positive antigen tests.

Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 412 patients in hospital, including 36 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 412 patients in hospital, including 36 in ICU

Apr 28th 2022, 5:42 PM 12,945 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures earlier today.

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Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 27th 2022, 6:38 PM 12,091 Views 4 Comments

The Prison Officers’ Association are holding their annual conference in Sligo.

Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 435 patients in hospital, including 38 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
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Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 435 patients in hospital, including 38 in ICU

Apr 27th 2022, 4:30 PM 10,552 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health released the figures this afternoon.

UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules
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UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules

Apr 27th 2022, 11:21 AM 8,697 Views 7 Comments

The case was brought by two women whose fathers died from Covid-19.

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’
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US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’

Apr 26th 2022, 6:05 PM 13,916 Views 16 Comments

Harris will isolate at her residence but continue to work remotely.

Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December
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Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December

Apr 26th 2022, 3:42 PM 18,203 Views 17 Comments

477 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, the first time the figure dropped below 500 since December.

Djokovic and unvaccinated players permitted to play at this year's Wimbledon
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Djokovic and unvaccinated players permitted to play at this year's Wimbledon

Apr 26th 2022, 2:29 PM 1,801 Views 2 Comments

The world number one has only competed at three tournaments in 2022 because of entry restrictions imposed by various countries.

Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000
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Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000

Apr 25th 2022, 4:59 PM 26,287 Views 4 Comments

535 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, including 43 in ICU.

Irish survey investigates whether working remotely influences our career choices
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Irish survey investigates whether working remotely influences our career choices

Apr 25th 2022, 2:32 PM 9,640 Views 5 Comments

Researchers from NUI Galway are studying employees’ experiences of remote working since the removal of public health restrictions.

NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan
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# Philip Nolan

NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan

Apr 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,054 Views 13 Comments

Nolan said that as health experts, ‘we need to be better at communicating the range of possibilities and uncertainties’.

Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines
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Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 24th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,909 Views 0 Comments

Prof Aisling McMahon and Dr Edana Richardson argue that shareholders in pharma have the power to demand better from companies.

Coronavirus: 2,778 new cases and 599 patients in hospital, including 39 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 2,778 new cases and 599 patients in hospital, including 39 in ICU

Updated Apr 22nd 2022, 6:15 PM 19,426 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

Longest known Covid-19 infection lasted 505 days, study finds
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Longest known Covid-19 infection lasted 505 days, study finds

Apr 22nd 2022, 12:52 PM 25,050 Views 40 Comments

The person first tested positive in early 2020 and continued to test positive until their death in 2021.

Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today
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Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:23 AM 40,277 Views 46 Comments

It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).

Coronavirus: 3,035 new cases and 654 patients in hospital, including 37 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 3,035 new cases and 654 patients in hospital, including 37 in ICU

Apr 21st 2022, 3:27 PM 14,647 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

Coronavirus: 3,348 new cases and 706 patients in hospital, including 42 in ICU
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Coronavirus: 3,348 new cases and 706 patients in hospital, including 42 in ICU

Apr 20th 2022, 5:54 PM 15,947 Views 5 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

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