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First death in Ireland from Covid-19

From The Irish Independent. The first death of a coronavirus patient in Ireland has been confirmed this evening. The woman who contracted the virus has died in a hospital in the east of the country. She is understood to have had underlying illness and was treated in hospital initially for respiratory problems. She had been very ill for days but sadly now has passed away. There are 34 confirmed cases
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10 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland; Total now at 34

From The Irish Examiner. There are now 34 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, the Department of Health has announced. 10 new cases have been confirmed this evening. They are: One male, a healthcare worker, in the south of the country, associated with hospital transmission One female, a healthcare worker, in the east of the country, possible hospital transmission Three males, in the south of the country, associated with travel
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Cork TDs call for price caps on essential items to stop retailers exploiting the coronavirus outbreak

From EchoLive. SEVERAL Cork TDs have called for price caps on hand sanitizer to be introduced after multiple retailers have hiked their prices amid coronavirus fears. On Friday, the French government implemented a limitation on how much the now much-coveted product can be sold for. Applicable until the end of May, a 50ml bottle is capped at €2, 100ml at €3 and 300ml at €5 and a litre at €15.
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Statement from Cork University Hospital – 10.03.2020

Statement from Cork University Hospital – 10.03.2020 Further to previous notification, Cork University Hospital will be reducing/rescheduling outpatient appointments for the remainder of this week. Please note the following services will not be impacted and patients are to attend as per their appointments: Dialysis Dressing clinic Warfarin clinic Endoscopy Cystic Fibrosis Infusions Radiology Hepatology Gastroenterology Therapies: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Speech & Language All regional cancer centre appointments in the
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Irish Cancer Society cancels Daffodil Day due to coronavirus risk as schools to remain open

From The Irish Independent. The Irish Cancer Society has cancelled its main fund raising event Daffodil Day due to the coronavirus risk. Chief executive Averil Power said the decision was taken to cancel Daffodil Day street collections and events that were scheduled for March 27. She said: ”We have made this decision to protect the health and well being of our patients, volunteers and supporters. “We also want to focus
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Ryanair to suspend flights to Italy as country goes into lockdown

Ryanair has announced the suspension of its full flight schedule to/from and within Italy, following the decision of the Italian Government to “lock down” the entire country to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus. From midnight on Wednesday, Ryanair will suspend all Italian domestic flights. The company will suspend all Italian international flights on midnight on Friday. The measures will be in place until April 8th. Residents of Ireland should not travel
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Italy extends strict quarantine measures nationwide

From BBC News. Italy is extending its strict coronavirus quarantine measures, which include a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that people would only be permitted to travel for work or family emergencies. He said the measures, which come into effect on Tuesday, were to defend the most fragile members of society. Italy's coronavirus death toll jumped on Monday by 97 to 463.
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Up to 85,000 Irish people could die from coronavirus in worst-case scenario, Taoiseach indicates, as three more diagnosed

From The Irish Independent. Up to 85,000 Irish people could die if coronavirus meets some experts’ worst case fears, the Taoiseach has indicated. Leo Varadkar warned that it iss possible that Ireland is facing events that “are unprecedented in modern times.” It comes as three more people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the Republic after coming into contact with other positive cases. There are now 24 confirmed cases
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St Patrick’s Day parades cancelled, sick pay increase and €400m for HSE – breakdown of Government’s coronavirus action plan

From The Irish Independent. The Government has outlined the actions it intends to carry out in response to the coronavirus outbreak following a cabinet committee today. More than €400 million euro has been set aside for the HSE to carry out a series of actions that include freeing up space and increasing capacity in hospitals, and developing community-based Covid-19 home testing. A sum of €2.4 billion has been allocated for
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All St Patrick’s Day parades in Ireland to be cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

From The Journal.ie ALL ST PATRICK’S Day parades in Ireland are to be cancelled in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The decision was taken at a cabinet sub-committee this afternoon. It follows the advice of public health officials. Earlier, Cork and Sligo also cancelled their St Patrick’s Day parades. Various smaller towns had also already called off their festivities. It emerged earlier this afternoon that the government was planning to
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St Patrick’s Day parades cancelled in Cork and Dublin

From RTE News. The Cabinet Sub-Committee dealing with the Coronavirus has decided to cancel the St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin. It follows an announcement from Cork City Council to cancel their parade. The Cork parade is the second largest in the country with up to 2,000 people taking part and can attract up to 50,000 onlookers. Opposition party leaders are currently meeting the Taoiseach in Government Buildings. A press
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Today’s Covid-19 main points: 33 cases on island of Ireland and more community transmission confirmed

From The Journal.ie LAST NIGHT, TWO more cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus were confirmed in the Republic of Ireland and five cases in Northern Ireland. This increased the total number of cases on the island of Ireland to 33. Both of the newly confirmed cases in the Republic were transmitted through community transmission. Community transmission means that the infection was not imported from another virus-hit area like northern Italy or
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Ireland’s Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

From the42.ie. IRELAND’S SIX NATIONS clash with France in Paris has been postponed due to fears over the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The decision was announced by French Sports Minister Roxana Mărăcineanu, with the final-day fixture now expected to go ahead on 31 October instead, although the Six Nations have yet to officially confirm that rescheduled date. Ireland were due to face les Bleus at Stade de France this Saturday but
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Cork city St Patrick’s day parade cancelled due to Coronavirus

From EchoLive. Cork City Council has confirmed this afternoon that this year’s Cork St Patrick’s Day parade has been cancelled. Earlier today, the Lord Mayor of Cork, councillor John Sheehan and Chief Executive, Ann Doherty met to discuss recent developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement, Cork City Council said: “A risk assessment, based on World Health Organisation guidelines, was carried out by Cork City Council which concluded that
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Media statement – Cork University Hospital – 08.03.2020

Media statement – Cork University Hospital – 08.03.2020 CORK University Hospital will be reducing/rescheduling outpatient appointments between Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th March (inclusive). Please note the following services will not be impacted and patients are to attend as per their appointments: Dialysis Dressing clinic Warfarin clinic Endoscopy Cystic Fibrosis Infusions Chemotherapy Radiation therapy   All other appointments are being rescheduled, unless patients are directly contacted by the hospital to attend their
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Press Release From THE SOUTH/SOUTH WEST HOSPITAL GROUP

STRICT VISITOR RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED ACROSS THE SOUTH/SOUTH WEST HOSPITAL GROUP Strict visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect across the South/ South West Hospital Group due to Infection Control concerns. The hospitals where these restrictions have been implemented are as follows: Cork University Hospital; Cork University Maternity Hospital; University Hospital Kerry; University Hospital Waterford; South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Mercy University Hospital Bantry General Hospital; Mallow General Hospital; This