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From TheJournal.ie Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again Covid-19

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again

Harris said government will continue to be led by public health advice.

From TheJournal.ie Harris announces establishment of Covid-19 nursing home expert panel Nursing Homes

Harris announces establishment of Covid-19 nursing home expert panel

The establishment of the panel follows a recent National Public Health Emergency Team recommendation.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says mandatory passenger form for those arriving in Ireland from next week Imported Cases

Harris says mandatory passenger form for those arriving in Ireland from next week

The Minister for Health addressed reporters this evening.

From TheJournal.ie NPHET to meet to discuss Covid-19 outbreak in meat factories Clusters

NPHET to meet to discuss Covid-19 outbreak in meat factories

Last night it emerged that 828 workers have been diagnosed across the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can suppress this virus': Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 is 0.45 Reproductive Rate

'We can suppress this virus': Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 is 0.45

The reproductive rate of the virus is 0.45, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said.

From TheJournal.ie Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today Smoking

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

A European Court of Justice ruling four years ago declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter Influenza

Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter

The vaccine will also be free for people in at-risk groups and those aged 70 and over.

From TheJournal.ie 'Highly unlikely' weddings of up to 100 people allowed by July, Simon Harris says Roadmap

'Highly unlikely' weddings of up to 100 people allowed by July, Simon Harris says

Small weddings are due to be permitted by 20 July, according to the government roadmap out of lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU falls to 54 Covid-19

Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU falls to 54

The latest figures show the virus’s prevalence has continued on a downward trajectory.

From TheJournal.ie 'Curtains can wait': Why the government is allowing hardware - but not homeware - stores to re-open Hard To Explain

'Curtains can wait': Why the government is allowing hardware - but not homeware - stores to re-open

Homeware stores will have to wait until a later phase to re-open.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet set to approve easing of restrictions, but homeware stores not permitted to open Easing Restrictions

Cabinet set to approve easing of restrictions, but homeware stores not permitted to open

Hardware stores, garden centres, farmers’ markets, bicycle shops and garages are due to open Monday.

From TheJournal.ie HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was taken by surprise when Dr Tony Holohan made the announcement last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Remarkably stable': Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen Covid-19

'Remarkably stable': Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen

Ireland’s reproductive rate has now fallen to between 0.4-0.6.

From TheJournal.ie Human rights group calls on health minister to justify extending emergency garda powers ICCL

Human rights group calls on health minister to justify extending emergency garda powers

Figures show the emergency powers were invoked a total of 192 times over the past month.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country Regulation

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country

The minister said he would like this requirement backed up by the law.

From TheJournal.ie HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month Covid-19

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again Covid-19

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again

Harris said the number of admissions to hospital and intensive care have halved in the last week.

From TheJournal.ie New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister Staycations

New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister

Health Minister Simon Harris told this website that he thinks another bank holiday is a good idea.

From TheJournal.ie Level of secondary deaths to be considered by Cabinet every three weeks Covid-19

Level of secondary deaths to be considered by Cabinet every three weeks

Harris said plans are afoot to ramp up use of Ireland’s private hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: 'Ireland needs a day where people can grieve for those who have died during this pandemic' Big Interview

Simon Harris: 'Ireland needs a day where people can grieve for those who have died during this pandemic'

Ramping up testing, a day for Ireland to grieve, and another bank holiday – just some of the plans for during and after the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 266 new cases confirmed in Ireland Department Of Health

Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 266 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in a statement this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris defends Irish-based American pharmaceuticals following Trump criticism Supply Chains

Simon Harris defends Irish-based American pharmaceuticals following Trump criticism

US President Donald Trump made a pledge to bring Irish-based US pharmaceutical companies back to the US.

From TheJournal.ie Harris warns government 'not sustainable for much longer', Donohoe sets July deadline to pass new legislation Government Formation

Harris warns government 'not sustainable for much longer', Donohoe sets July deadline to pass new legislation

The Greens’ parliamentary party members are due to resume talks today on whether or not they will enter government formation talks.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s Health Minister

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s

The Health Minister called the over-70 group a “resilient generation”.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis Delays

Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis

GP referrals for suspected cancer cases have dropped by more than a half.

From TheJournal.ie Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU has fallen below 100 Covid-19

Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU has fallen below 100

The number of people in ICU is a figure Harris said will watched very carefully over the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris Holidays

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris

Government is to consider making it mandatory to self-isolate if you arrive in Ireland from abroad.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May Emergency Powers

Simon Harris to extend emergency Garda powers until 18 May

The health minister said he would sign the updated regulations tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to outline 'roadmap' to lifting restrictions today - here's what we know so far Out Of Lockdown

Taoiseach to outline 'roadmap' to lifting restrictions today - here's what we know so far

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will outline the plan this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Reproduction rate currently between 0.5 and 0.8 as Harris says measures 'saved over 3,500 lives' Coronavirus

Reproduction rate currently between 0.5 and 0.8 as Harris says measures 'saved over 3,500 lives'

Bringing the reproduction rate – or the R0 – below 1.0 has been the main goal for the public health emergency team.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet told there are no indications that virus levels are low enough to ease restrictions on 5 May Covid-19

Cabinet told there are no indications that virus levels are low enough to ease restrictions on 5 May

The plan to lift restrictions will be discussed by Cabinet on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers Covid-19

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities Intellectual Disability

'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities

Inclusion Ireland will meet Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the situation.

From TheJournal.ie The 2km rule is the first restriction people want lifted, according to new survey Covid-19

The 2km rule is the first restriction people want lifted, according to new survey

The government has said it is hoping to ease some of the restrictions on 5 May.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases Mental Health

Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases

An extra €1.1 million is being made available.

From TheJournal.ie Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic' Government Formation

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'

Talks on government formation are expected to ratchet up from this week.

From TheJournal.ie Public health team's notes and letters on recommended restrictions will be published, says minister Transparency

Public health team's notes and letters on recommended restrictions will be published, says minister

Questions have been raised this week about how decisions are being made as Ireland responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Harris hopes for 'slight easing' of restrictions on 5 May Restrictions

Harris hopes for 'slight easing' of restrictions on 5 May

The plan will outline the phases of lifting restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie 21 confirmed Covid-19 deaths recorded at one Dublin care home for older people Nursing Home

21 confirmed Covid-19 deaths recorded at one Dublin care home for older people

Home help workers might be redeployed to nursing homes, said Minister Simon Harris.

From TheJournal.ie 'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears Drugs

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

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