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From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of home carers to be redeployed to nursing homes and residential care facilities Coronavirus

Hundreds of home carers to be redeployed to nursing homes and residential care facilities

Carers will only be redeployed if they care for low dependency clients who can be cared for by a family member.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 204 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with another death confirmed Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 204 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with another death confirmed

As of midnight last night, 17,992 tests have been carried out in laboratories across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: If you're in business, you need to get ahead of this Covid-19 crisis Employers

Opinion: If you're in business, you need to get ahead of this Covid-19 crisis

Jason O’Sullivan says now is a time of major change, and businesses must try to adapt.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach announces all non-essential shops to close, restrictions on gatherings of more than four people Coronavirus
From TheJournal.ie Restrictions 'likely' to last beyond March, a rate freeze for businesses: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Restrictions 'likely' to last beyond March, a rate freeze for businesses: Today's Covid-19 main points

191 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Ireland last night.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis Covid19

Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis

Heather Humphreys said there will be emergency working capital and payment flexibility on borrowings.

From TheJournal.ie Schools in Ireland closed until 29 March and Trump bans travel from most of EU: Today's main Covid-19 points Coronavirus

Schools in Ireland closed until 29 March and Trump bans travel from most of EU: Today's main Covid-19 points

A lot has happened- here’s where you can catch up.

From TheJournal.ie Q & A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 and Ireland's response to it? Coronavirus

Q & A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 and Ireland's response to it?

Have a question you’d like us to put to an expert? Send it our way.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says guidelines on mass gatherings expected to be issued tomorrow amid Covid-19 concerns Coronavirus

Harris says guidelines on mass gatherings expected to be issued tomorrow amid Covid-19 concerns

Meanwhile, a school in Dublin today began its two-week closing period after it was confirmed a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know Advice

Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know

Dr Cillian De Gascun is a medical virologist, and chair of the HSE’s Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group,

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19 Podcast

The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19

We cut through the scaremongering to answer the most common questions about the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 information leaflets to be handed out at Ireland's ports and airports Coronavirus

Covid-19 information leaflets to be handed out at Ireland's ports and airports

To date, health officials have not identified “a single confirmed case” of Covid-19 in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland' Outbreak

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19' Outbreak

Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'

The WHO said the name was chosen so as not to refer to a place, animal or group of people.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in China passes 1,000 as coronavirus concerns grow Coronavirus Crisis

Death toll in China passes 1,000 as coronavirus concerns grow

The death toll is beyond that of the outbreak of SARs in 2002.

From TheJournal.ie Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four Illness

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

The positive test is related to a previous case, and comes after an evacuation flight arrived in England from China.

From TheJournal.ie WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising' Coronavirus

WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising'

Five British nationals, including a child, have now tested positive for the virus in France.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll rises above 400 as China admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response Coronavirus

Death toll rises above 400 as China admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response

The World Health Organisation said the number of cases will keep growing because tests are pending on thousands of suspected cases.

From TheJournal.ie Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS Outbreak This post contains videos

Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS

China has also made an appeal for medical masks and protective suits.

From TheJournal.ie Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England England

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England

The two patients are members of the same family.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland? Podcast

The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland?

On this week’s podcast, our experts fill you in on everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO Outbreak

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China Coronavirus

Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China

There have not been any confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland, or in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases Coronavirus

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases

China’s health minister warned that the virus seems to be spreading more easily.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese authorities lock down second major city in response to spread of new virus Virus

Chinese authorities lock down second major city in response to spread of new virus

Officials say at least 444 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in China’s Hubei province.

From TheJournal.ie Flights and trains from Chinese city of Wuhan suspended to halt virus spread Outbreak

Flights and trains from Chinese city of Wuhan suspended to halt virus spread

Residents of Wuhan have been told not to leave the city without a special reason

From TheJournal.ie Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans Coronavirus

Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans

Meanwhile, a man in Australia has been tested after showing symptoms of the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 17 more people diagnosed with SARS-like mystery virus in China Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 17 more people diagnosed with SARS-like mystery virus in China

Two men in their 60’s — one with severe pre-existing conditions — have died from the illness.

From TheJournal.ie Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland RHD2

Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland

Cases of the disease have been found in Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Offaly, Wicklow and Wexford.

From TheJournal.ie HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine Vaccine

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine

Two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers were significantly reduced after vaccination.

From TheJournal.ie Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease All Clear

Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease

The man had recently returned from a trip in Burundi.

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus Swine Flu

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus

The virus is also known as Swine Flu, and can be particularly harmful to young people and pregnant women.

From TheJournal.ie Scores of monkeys are wrongly being killed in Rio in a yellow fever panic Monkey Business

Scores of monkeys are wrongly being killed in Rio in a yellow fever panic

Mosquitoes are actually, in fact, those who transmit the yellow fever virus, not monkeys.

From The42 'I've got double-vision, I'm dizzy and I'm struggling' - Ronnie O'Sullivan dumped out of Masters Under The Weather This post contains videos

'I've got double-vision, I'm dizzy and I'm struggling' - Ronnie O'Sullivan dumped out of Masters

The defending champion went out at the quarter-final stage, losing 6-1 to Mark Allen, and blamed it on illness.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic' Column

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'

And there won’t be enough vaccines or anti-viral drugs to go around, writes Dr Tim Hinchey.

From TheJournal.ie Hep C and me: 'I was nauseous all the time. I couldn’t gain weight. My skin was itchy and raw' Read Me

Hep C and me: 'I was nauseous all the time. I couldn’t gain weight. My skin was itchy and raw'

Ireland can be Hep C free starting from today, writes Patrick Gallagher.

From TheJournal.ie A patient in Ireland has contracted Hepatitis B from a blood transfusion Rare Occurrence

A patient in Ireland has contracted Hepatitis B from a blood transfusion

The Irish Blood Transfusion Board has tested 1.2 million donations for the infection.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal Answers

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal

Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.

From TheJournal.ie Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France Be Vigilant

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France

There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend Cyber Attack

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend

The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.

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