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All passengers into Ireland to require negative test result

All passengers arriving into Ireland will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test prior to departure from this Saturday, 16 January. The negative test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. Arrivals from Britain and South Africa had already been...

Recovering from coronavirus gives stronger protection than vaccine

New studies suggest people who have recovered from coronavirus have a stronger protection against the disease than those who take the vaccine. On The Pat Kenny Show this morning, Trinity Professor Luke O’Neill referenced three studies with hopeful findings for those...

Ireland’s daily Covid-19 rate highest in the world

Ireland’s daily Covid-19 rate highest in the world

Ireland now has the highest daily number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world for every million people, according to figures published by the Our World in Data organisation. The seven day rolling average is 1,394 cases per million - ahead of the UK on 810,...

What is in the new Covid-19 restrictions?

What is in the new Covid-19 restrictions?

The Government has announced a series of new restrictions aimed at tackling the recent surge in Covid-19 cases. The measures, which were agreed by Cabinet this afternoon, are on top of existing Level 5 measures that were introduced last week. The measures are in place...

People urged to reduce social contacts to a minimum

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has urged the public to reduce contacts to a minimum as the number of people infected with Covid-19 continues to soar. Almost 5,000 new cases and a further seven deaths were reported yesterday. A backlog of around 9,000...

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