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A meeting was held by senior ministers yesterday afternoon to discuss moving to Level 5 These Lengthy meetings yesterday broke up without any agreement on whether or not to implement NPHET’s advice. Seán Defoe has this report for RedFM News:

Officials there have also reported two more deaths It comes as a so called ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown came into force there yesterday. Schools are closed for at least two weeks, but pubs restaurants and beauty salons are all shut for a month.

The meeting got underway at 3 Sean Defoe has this report for RedFM News:

NPHET have requested the entire country be moved to Level 5 COVID restrictions The three government party leaders are due to meet this afternoon to decide what to do to control the spread of Covid-19. Stephen Bourke has this report for RedFM News:

Senior ministers will meet later to discuss moving to Level 5 Ross Byrne says going to gyms and leisure centres is vital for people’s mental health during the pandemic. Ross who’s an online coach says if they close it’ll put a strain on people’s mental wellbeing and health services:

Almost 400 million was spent by June That’s compared to its budget of just over 391 million. The Child and Family Agency says the overspend was largely due to private residential and foster care costs. Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for children, Kathleen Funchion, says it’s very worrying that over 15 million euro was spent on legal fees:

It’s to make sure people are sticking to the current COVID restrictions Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are at level four, while every other county’s at level 3. A high-visibility Garda operation will be in place throughout the weekend. Immunology professor Kingston Mills, from Trinity College, says the current crisis will continue until spring if people […]

There were 476 cases in the 14-day period that ended on Monday That’s compared to 233 in the previous two weeks. Healthcare workers account for nearly 22 per cent of all coronavirus cases in the Republic. Meanwhile, Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organisation, says masks alone won’t protect people from Covid-19:

They will meet to discuss the proposal this afternoon The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended every county moves to that level, which would force everyone to stay within 5 kilometres of their home. Another 1,000 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday, and three more deaths. Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan says the situation’s […]

There were 1,299 new coronavirus cases in the North today A four-week “circuit-breaker” coronavirus lockdown has come into effect in Northern Ireland. Schools are closed for two weeks and pubs and restaurants have now been ordered to close for a month, except for deliveries and takeaways Dr Michael McBride, the chief medical officer, explains why […]



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