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Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the Ebola-like Marburg virus
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Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the Ebola-like Marburg virus

Aug 10th 2021, 7:45 PM 36,492 Views 14 Comments

Guinea has recorded its first known case of the disease.

Captain Kolisi among latest Covid positives but Springboks resume training
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Captain Kolisi among latest Covid positives but Springboks resume training

Jul 11th 2021, 9:28 AM 6,163 Views 3 Comments

The World Cup winners have “a large group” of players back on the pitch today.

Lions' clash with Bulls postponed as Boks and Georgia confirm new Covid cases
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Lions' clash with Bulls postponed as Boks and Georgia confirm new Covid cases

Updated Jul 6th 2021, 6:01 PM 28,524 Views 18 Comments

Boks head coach Jacques Nienaber and four more players have tested positive.

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
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Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date

May 28th 2021, 11:37 AM 1,249 Views 1 Comment

‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
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Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,729 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.

'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says
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'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 3:30 PM 116,237 Views 285 Comments

The results are in from its phase three trial.

Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign
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Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign

Sep 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,856 Views 6 Comments

The USI aims to make sure students stay up to date with public health guidelines.

Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany
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Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany

Sep 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 22,753 Views 19 Comments

It’s the first time the disease, which affects pigs and wild boar, has broken out in Germany.

England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases
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England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases

Sep 9th 2020, 7:50 AM 21,649 Views 16 Comments

Boris Johnson will announce the measures today following a sharp rise in cases.

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed
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Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 2:00 PM 11,342 Views 2 Comments

The First Minister said Dons players ‘blatantly broke’ coronavirus protocols when they spent Saturday night in a bar.

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions
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Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions

Jul 28th 2020, 9:41 AM 17,326 Views 40 Comments

European countries are struggling to balance keeping tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.

TD asks who is getting infected: 'Is it young people drinking cans on the canal or young people in Direct Provision?'
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TD asks who is getting infected: 'Is it young people drinking cans on the canal or young people in Direct Provision?'

Jun 25th 2020, 12:26 PM 63,793 Views 34 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett raised the issue of concern being expressed about the number of Covid-19 cases among younger people.

Footballers banned for six months after virus rules broken
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Footballers banned for six months after virus rules broken

Jun 8th 2020, 1:22 PM 10,951 Views 1 Comment

The players were also forced to write self-criticism essays.

Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week
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Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week

May 14th 2020, 5:42 PM 21,598 Views 12 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun has said work on automation and computer systems should help reduce turnaround times.

Former England international 'no choice' but to retire due to virus season freeze
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Former England international 'no choice' but to retire due to virus season freeze

Apr 12th 2020, 10:30 PM 23,456 Views 3 Comments

Nick Abendanon, who made his two Test appearances in 2007, has a contract that finishes this summer.

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide
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CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Apr 7th 2020, 9:14 PM 39,028 Views 44 Comments

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 5:07 PM 29,071 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 9:23 PM 272,381 Views 321 Comments

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

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

Mar 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 23,937 Views 11 Comments

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

Taoiseach announces all non-essential shops to close, restrictions on gatherings of more than four people
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Taoiseach announces all non-essential shops to close, restrictions on gatherings of more than four people

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 4:54 PM 252,500 Views 313 Comments

The new measures were confirmed today.

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

Updated Mar 20th 2020, 3:07 PM 91,132 Views 99 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2020, 5:40 PM 30,026 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Updated Mar 12th 2020, 11:43 AM 123,947 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Updated Mar 3rd 2020, 2:20 PM 23,760 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Updated Mar 2nd 2020, 7:36 PM 144,298 Views 137 Comments

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

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

Feb 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 24,508 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Feb 27th 2020, 8:07 PM 19,740 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Feb 26th 2020, 4:42 PM 15,065 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 9:47 AM 40,200 Views 48 Comments

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

Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'
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Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'

Feb 11th 2020, 3:32 PM 23,144 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Feb 11th 2020, 7:11 AM 26,226 Views 67 Comments

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

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four
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Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

Feb 9th 2020, 12:33 PM 17,632 Views 3 Comments

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

WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising'
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WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising'

Updated Feb 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 43,529 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 4th 2020, 6:50 AM 22,544 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:01 AM 169,519 Views 100 Comments

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

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England
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Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England

Updated Jan 31st 2020, 2:15 PM 108,157 Views 169 Comments

The two patients are members of the same family.

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

Jan 31st 2020, 2:12 PM 25,931 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 46,476 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Jan 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 38,967 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 14,401 Views 30 Comments

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

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