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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 'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work? Explainer
From TheJournal.ie Personnel absence and anonymous data caused delayed reporting of 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater Hospital Coronavirus

Personnel absence and anonymous data caused delayed reporting of 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater Hospital

The 244 cases related to healthcare workers at the Dublin hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks' Non-covid Care

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

From TheJournal.ie Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

From TheJournal.ie HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective Data

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How likely are you to catch Covid-19 in Ireland right now? Podcast

The Explainer: How likely are you to catch Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

Is it ‘a one in a million chance’? That’s what we’re asking today.

From TheJournal.ie Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms Outbreaks

Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms

There has been some confusion about the level of contact tracing at meat processing plants.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world? INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie High Court approves €4.6 million interim payment to boy over circumstances of his birth Cerebral Palsy

High Court approves €4.6 million interim payment to boy over circumstances of his birth

Tadgh James McKenna had taken a medical negligence claim in the High Court against the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie 'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told FRONTLINE WORKERS

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact? Close Contact

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?

Contacting tracing is going to become increasingly important as bars and cafes re-open.

From TheJournal.ie HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April Hse Figures

Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April

Cancer screening services will begin to return at the end of the month – but there is huge gap in referrals in the past 3 months.

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief to tell TDs of 'very significant changes' needed to treatment of vulnerable older people Covid-19

HSE chief to tell TDs of 'very significant changes' needed to treatment of vulnerable older people

Paul Reid will appear before the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches study to test for Covid-19 antibodies in the Irish population Coronavirus

HSE launches study to test for Covid-19 antibodies in the Irish population

The study hopes to add to the knowledge about what protection people may have against re-infection.

From TheJournal.ie Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19 Outbreaks

Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19

More than 1,000 cases of the virus have been reported across 20 facilities nationwide.

From TheJournal.ie Breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer referrals drop by 25% in three months Figures

Breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer referrals drop by 25% in three months

Overall, referrals to cancer services have fallen to less than half of the usual numbers.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm concerned about the winter': HSE outlines longterm strategy for healthcare and Covid-19 testing Covid19

'I'm concerned about the winter': HSE outlines longterm strategy for healthcare and Covid-19 testing

HSE chief Paul Reid said capacity will have to be built up before we hit the peak of winter.

From TheJournal.ie Since Ireland started to re-open, the average number of close contacts in Covid-19 cases has begun to rise Keeping Track

Since Ireland started to re-open, the average number of close contacts in Covid-19 cases has begun to rise

The public have been warned to limit their close contacts as much as possible as the restrictions are eased.

From TheJournal.ie World's largest plane arrives in Shannon with Ireland's biggest delivery of PPE PPE Delivery

World's largest plane arrives in Shannon with Ireland's biggest delivery of PPE

The AN-255 arrived in Shannon with 800 pallets of PPE

From TheJournal.ie HSE secures orders against man it claims is wrongly distributing confidential patient information HSE

HSE secures orders against man it claims is wrongly distributing confidential patient information

It is alleged that Neill Bradley had distributed confidential information he obtained from the HSE’s computer servers.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation into late reporting of 244 cases of Covid-19 finds Mater Hospital acted legally Coronavirus

Investigation into late reporting of 244 cases of Covid-19 finds Mater Hospital acted legally

Controversy arose last month after it emerged that there was a delay in the reporting of the cases.

From TheJournal.ie Three-month immunity advice for healthcare staff not to be extended to general population Coronavirus

Three-month immunity advice for healthcare staff not to be extended to general population

Healthcare staff have been told they can act as if they are immune from Covid-19 for three months after recovering.

From TheJournal.ie Over one-fifth of people receiving Covid-19 illness benefit work in health and social care

Over one-fifth of people receiving Covid-19 illness benefit work in health and social care

The enhanced illness payment for Covid-19 is €350.

From TheJournal.ie Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19 HSE

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19

Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Irish contact tracing app to begin field testing next week Exposure Notification

Irish contact tracing app to begin field testing next week

The executive says it will then be released ‘once it is fully operational’.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case HSE

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case

Six months after receiving a normal screening result, the Wexford mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 50% of people don't know they need to isolate with less common Covid-19 symptoms ESRI

Nearly 50% of people don't know they need to isolate with less common Covid-19 symptoms

The ESRI study suggested that there was a significant gap in people’s knowledge of when to isolate.

From TheJournal.ie All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis HSE

All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis

In a letter, the HSE informed nursing interns that they would all be guaranteed a job.

From TheJournal.ie 2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed? Two Becomes One

2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed?

The extent of physical distancing needed has become a major debate as Ireland looks to re-open.

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes HSE Briefing

HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes

Paul Reid said the target of having 90% of tests for Covid-19 turned around in three days has not been met and it is currently at 83%.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall Coronavirus

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie 'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis Covid-19

'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis

The Special Covid-19 Committee will meet today to discuss nursing homes and Direct Provision.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law' Social Distancing

'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 57 new confirmed cases in Ireland Covid-19

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 57 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower Coming Back

Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower

Mass testing of nursing home residents and staff at the facilities is also now complete.

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief urges public to 'hold firm' with restrictions as number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals falls Coronavirus

HSE chief urges public to 'hold firm' with restrictions as number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals falls

Recent figures show that by yesterday, 298 patients with coronavirus were admitted to 29 hospitals across the state.

From TheJournal.ie Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year Coronavirus

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

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