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From TheJournal.ie UK was not prepared for worst-case pandemic scenario, leaked report reveals

UK was not prepared for worst-case pandemic scenario, leaked report reveals

The analysis, codenamed Exercise Cygnus, was based on a 2016 simulation of a flu pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses Unemployment

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses

Social protection minister Regina Doherty said she would hope construction workers would be returning to work soon.

From TheJournal.ie 'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases Coronavirus

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

From TheJournal.ie Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic Fraudsters

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic

The PSNI said it will relentlessly pursue those looking to defraud others during the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Extra security expected at Four Courts amid fears of large crowd for Waters and O'Doherty case Courts

Extra security expected at Four Courts amid fears of large crowd for Waters and O'Doherty case

The pair are challenging the State over its decision to implement emergency restrictions in response to Covid-19.

From The42 Bundesliga could 'go under' unless campaign resumes, as Argentine season declared over Around The World

Bundesliga could 'go under' unless campaign resumes, as Argentine season declared over

Elsewhere, the Belgian league again delayed a vote on ending its season.

From TheJournal.ie Re-opening Ireland: 'We have one shot at this and we have to make sure we hit the target' The New Normal

Re-opening Ireland: 'We have one shot at this and we have to make sure we hit the target'

As we await the government’s road-map to re-opening, plans are already afoot for what the “new normal” will be.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders endorse €500 billion recovery package to help bring countries through Covid-19 pandemic Europe

EU leaders endorse €500 billion recovery package to help bring countries through Covid-19 pandemic

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar raised the issue of supports for farmers who are struggling in the wake of the outbreak.

From The42 Liverpool mayor wants investigation into why Atletico game was allowed to go ahead Pandemic

Liverpool mayor wants investigation into why Atletico game was allowed to go ahead

There were 52,000 spectators at last month’s Champions League clash, including 3,000 from Madrid.

From The42 Tottenham star Son begins military training - report Change Of Scenery

Tottenham star Son begins military training - report

All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to serve their country.

From The42 Saracens furlough staff and ask high earners to defer wages Pandemic

Saracens furlough staff and ask high earners to defer wages

They have asked all employees earning over £75,000 to defer payment of their salaries until the start of the 2020/21 season.

From TheJournal.ie We've been using bank cards a lot less (and cash even less than that) during the Covid-19 crisis Central Bank

We've been using bank cards a lot less (and cash even less than that) during the Covid-19 crisis

Two new reports from the Central Bank today highlight a change in how we’re spending and also the number of jobs being posted.

From TheJournal.ie Spain records 523 new deaths as confirmed cases increase by more than 5,000 Covid19

Spain records 523 new deaths as confirmed cases increase by more than 5,000

The number of confirmed infections rose by 3% to 177,633.

From TheJournal.ie China sees highest number of Covid-19 cases in one day since March, while Spain reopens some workplaces International

China sees highest number of Covid-19 cases in one day since March, while Spain reopens some workplaces

More than half of the world’s population is staying home to try and stem the spread of the virus.

From TheJournal.ie In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19 Easter Mass

In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19

“This is not a time for self-centeredness, because the challenge we are facing is shared by all,” the pope said.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are afraid of relapsing': Dealing with an eating disorder during this time of uncertainty Advice

'People are afraid of relapsing': Dealing with an eating disorder during this time of uncertainty

Disruption to routine and normality can add undue stress to those dealing with disordered eating.

From TheJournal.ie Shine Your Light: Ministers, embassies and the Irish public light candles for the sick and frontline workers Covid-19 Pandemic

Shine Your Light: Ministers, embassies and the Irish public light candles for the sick and frontline workers

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris urged people to share a light tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 25 deaths and 480 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 25 deaths and 480 new cases confirmed in Ireland

It comes as the Taoiseach announced an extension to the restrictions on public movement to the 5 of May.

From TheJournal.ie Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed Coronavirus

Repurposed drugs may be a 'cheap option' to treat Covid-19 patients until a vaccine is developed

A study has shown that a vaccine to protect against SARS-CoV2 may be 12-18 months away from development.

From TheJournal.ie Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by Covid-19, warns Oxfam Recession

Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by Covid-19, warns Oxfam

A new Oxfam report calls for an economic rescue plan to prevent a damaging recession.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of people leave Wuhan after the months-long lockdown was lifted China

Thousands of people leave Wuhan after the months-long lockdown was lifted

Wuhan, in Hubei province, was the source of the global coronavirus outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Trump threatens to withdraw funding from the World Health Organization Pandemic

Trump threatens to withdraw funding from the World Health Organization

New York City’s pandemic death toll has reached at least 4,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie GOAL: We hope to learn lessons from the west when tackling any African Covid-19 outbreak Opinion

GOAL: We hope to learn lessons from the west when tackling any African Covid-19 outbreak

Dr Enida Friel of GOAL says Covid-19 will not be beaten until it’s beaten by all countries.

From TheJournal.ie China says it has had no new coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours Pandemic

China says it has had no new coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours

Authorities said there were 32 new cases – all from people who returned from overseas.

From TheJournal.ie Disney delays multiple Marvel blockbusters but still hopes for summer launch of Mulan Pandemic

Disney delays multiple Marvel blockbusters but still hopes for summer launch of Mulan

One untitled Marvel film previously set for summer 2022 has been removed from the schedule entirely.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 deaths and unemployment accelerate across Europe and US as cases pass one million Global Pandemic

Covid-19 deaths and unemployment accelerate across Europe and US as cases pass one million

On Thursday Spain reported a record one-day number of deaths, 950, bringing its overall toll to about 10,000.

From TheJournal.ie Trump considers quarantine of New York state and other Covid-19 'hotspots' Donald Trump

Trump considers quarantine of New York state and other Covid-19 'hotspots'

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who spoke with Trump today, said he doesn’t “know what that means”.

From TheJournal.ie There are now more than 600,000 coronavirus cases around the world Pandemic

There are now more than 600,000 coronavirus cases around the world

Just two days ago, the world passed half a million infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

From The42 Pandemic-imposed time-out a world away from rugby's successful sabbaticals Sidelined

Pandemic-imposed time-out a world away from rugby's successful sabbaticals

Richie McCaw is one of a few high-profile rugby players to sit out six months to prolong his career. Covid-19 provides no such certainty for the current crop.

From The42 'I struggled to breathe' - Juventus star reveals coronavirus nightmare Pandemic

'I struggled to breathe' - Juventus star reveals coronavirus nightmare

Paulo Dybala announced last Saturday he was one of three players from the Italian side to catch Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services Uachtarán Na HÉireann

Michael D Higgins: Covid-19 pandemic has created an 'unanswerable case' for universal basic services

“The good thing about it, I think, is that there will be an opportunity to do things better,” Uachtarán na hÉireann argued.

From The42 NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions' Behind Closed Doors

NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says next month’s event will be conducted and televised, as scheduled.

From TheJournal.ie Irish economy expected to shrink by 7.1% and fall into a recession, ESRI warns Covid-19 Pandemic

Irish economy expected to shrink by 7.1% and fall into a recession, ESRI warns

The not-for-profit institute said that the labour market “is set to face the largest one quarter shock in living memory”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach announces all non-essential shops to close, restrictions on gatherings of more than four people Coronavirus
From The42 Closing a Dublin creche and concern for family during an interrupted English football season Pandemic

Closing a Dublin creche and concern for family during an interrupted English football season

Irish striker Eoin Doyle on coping with the Covid-19 crisis in Britain and how it has impacted his growing childcare business here.

From TheJournal.ie Grafton Street footfall plummets by 75% as people stay away from Dublin city centre Pandemic

Grafton Street footfall plummets by 75% as people stay away from Dublin city centre

Customer-facing businesses – employing 35,000 people – have mostly shut according to Dublin Town.

From TheJournal.ie Easyjet executive apologises after motivational video to staff heavily plagiarised Leo's Patrick's Day address Coronavirus
From The42 How are Ireland's Olympic hopefuls dealing with the coronavirus crisis? Pandemic

How are Ireland's Olympic hopefuls dealing with the coronavirus crisis?

Ayeisha McFerran and Judy Reynolds tell The42 about how their preparations for the Games have been disrupted.

From TheJournal.ie Penneys to close all its Irish stores until further notice due to coronavirus Penneys Hun

Penneys to close all its Irish stores until further notice due to coronavirus

Some 5,000 employees will be affected by the closures.

From The42 World Cup winner and Juventus star catches coronavirus Pandemic

World Cup winner and Juventus star catches coronavirus

Blaise Matuidi is currently asymptomatic, his club Juventus confirmed on Tuesday.