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From TheJournal.ie Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization WHO

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization

The withdrawal is effective in one year – 6 July 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick council waives fees for business street tables and chairs for remainder of year Reopening

Limerick council waives fees for business street tables and chairs for remainder of year

The Council has also announced free on-street parking on Saturdays in July and August.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic Maternity Leave

Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald called for a 12-week extension to maternity leave and pay.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app Covid Tracker

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

The app was officially launched this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts Covid-19

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts

But the Commission expects the Irish economy to grow by 6.25% next year.

From TheJournal.ie 'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work? Explainer
From TheJournal.ie Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts Central Bank

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases Covid-19

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

From TheJournal.ie View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown Opinion

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE's Covid-19 tracing app went live this evening - here's what it looks like Contact Tracing

The HSE's Covid-19 tracing app went live this evening - here's what it looks like

The information stored on the app will not be transferred to a centralised server.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Glynn on crowds drinking outside: 'If gatherings like that continue to happen, it's inevitable we'll run into problems' Second Wave

Dr Glynn on crowds drinking outside: 'If gatherings like that continue to happen, it's inevitable we'll run into problems'

The acting chief medical officer said today that if people make the wrong choices “we could end back up where we were”.

From TheJournal.ie Minister takes a 'very dim view' of private hospitals profiteering from €275 for Covid-19 test Private Hospitals

Minister takes a 'very dim view' of private hospitals profiteering from €275 for Covid-19 test

Patients are being told they must have the test prior to having treatment at the private hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No new deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From The42 RFU announces plans to make 139 staff redundant Cutbacks

RFU announces plans to make 139 staff redundant

The English union has suffered significant financial pain because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says full reopening of pubs on 20 July 'could be delayed' if the rules are flouted Takeaway Pints

Taoiseach says full reopening of pubs on 20 July 'could be delayed' if the rules are flouted

Meanwhile the LVA said that the images of drinkers in Dublin over the weekend were a major concern.

From TheJournal.ie Broadway star Nick Cordero dies due to coronavirus complications Nick Cordero

Broadway star Nick Cordero dies due to coronavirus complications

The actor spent 95 days in hospital and was awaiting a double lung transplant before he died.

From TheJournal.ie Second regional lockdown in as many days in Spain as 70,000 people in Galicia face fresh restrictions La Marina

Second regional lockdown in as many days in Spain as 70,000 people in Galicia face fresh restrictions

All residents of the town of La Marina, 140 kilometres east of La Coruna, will be unable to leave the vicinity under the restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: No deaths reported today as 18 new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths reported today as 18 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'It felt like All Ireland final night': Images of packed crowds in Dublin city last night prompt criticism Coronavirus

'It felt like All Ireland final night': Images of packed crowds in Dublin city last night prompt criticism

Former health minister Simon Harris was critical of the crowds gathering in the city, saying “we’ve come too far to go back”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work Business Matters

Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work

Peter McPartlin and Úna Herlihy work in Irish media and have built The Indie List to link up employers with creative freelancers.

From TheJournal.ie Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values Fourth July

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

From TheJournal.ie In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months Second Wave

In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months

Staff who work with Simon Community say the last few months have been a struggle.

From TheJournal.ie Cloud cast over US holiday weekend on yet another record day for new cases of Covid-19 Independence Day

Cloud cast over US holiday weekend on yet another record day for new cases of Covid-19

Over 11,000 cases were recorded today in Florida, alone.

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases Segria

Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases

There was a significant rise in cases in the Segria area.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: One further death and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland Latest Figures

Coronavirus: One further death and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed in an update from the Department of Health this evening.

From TheJournal.ie English pub still to re-open for business today despite car crashing through it in the early hours Kent This post contains videos

English pub still to re-open for business today despite car crashing through it in the early hours

The pub landlord said the hard work to get ready to re-open had been undone by the incident.

From TheJournal.ie South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases Africa

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

From TheJournal.ie Pubs and barbers return on England's 'Super Saturday' Published

Pubs and barbers return on England's 'Super Saturday'

A major easing of lockdown measures will see restaurants and cinemas also able to open their doors again in England.

From TheJournal.ie Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you Saturday Serving

Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you

The award-winning chef is encouraging everyone to stay away from the runways during Covid-19 and instead travel the roads of Ireland to support local tourism.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore 4 July

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

From TheJournal.ie French court orders investigation into ministers' handling of Covid-19 crisis France

French court orders investigation into ministers' handling of Covid-19 crisis

President Macron himself cannot be targeted by lawsuits while in office because sitting presidents have immunity from prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie WHO urges countries hit by serious Covid-19 outbreaks to 'wake up' and 'take control' Coronavirus

WHO urges countries hit by serious Covid-19 outbreaks to 'wake up' and 'take control'

The coronavirus has hit at least 10.8 million people and killed 521,000 worldwide.

From The42 GAA prepared to punish teams who break inter-county training rules Return To Play

GAA prepared to punish teams who break inter-county training rules

Clubs and county boards are encouraged to report any teams who train ahead of 14 September start date.

From TheJournal.ie Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening Pubs

Garda managers in all areas directed to begin checking pubs for Covid-19 compliance this evening

This follows concerns that some licensed premises and customers haven’t been adhering to the public health guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Profile: Who is new Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn? Nphet

Profile: Who is new Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn?

Glynn is taking over the role after Dr Tony Holohan announced he is stepping aside for family reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths may have been overestimated, Hiqa report finds

Leo Varadkar said the findings are “interesting but not a surprise” because of how deaths related to the virus are counted.

From TheJournal.ie 'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges Covid-19

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford accused the UK government of making an announcement and then trying to “work out” what they meant.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland Misinformation

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe: Wage subsidy scheme 'won't come to abrupt end' SUPPORTS

Paschal Donohoe: Wage subsidy scheme 'won't come to abrupt end'

The Finance Minister noted the ‘particular’ value of the scheme to government.

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