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New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): As the world grapples with coronavirus pandemic, the situation in China where the lethal virus originated last year is gradually improving. Consider this -- there are nearly 40,000 coronavirus cases in New York City in the US, located at around 15,000 km from Wuhan, the Chinese province which was the epicenter of the outbreak. Similarly, Italy, which came into the tidal wave of infections, and which is located at over 8600 km from Wuhan has reported more than 80,000 cases and over 9,000 deaths. By contrast, Shanghai, one of the global business hub and Beijing, two Chinese cities located at 839 and 1152 km respectively from Wuhan, have been almost untouched by the epidemic.
UPDATED | 'Fan abhaile': Everybody now must stay at home, says Taoiseach as full lockdown comes into effect from midnight tonight
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just announced a number of stricter measures for the people of Ireland in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. While he is reluctant to use the phrase 'full lockdown' because the term "means different things to different people", he has admitted that there are no measures more restrictive than this. From midnight tonight, everyone in Ireland must stay at home for two weeks unless they fit into the following criteria: Essential workers travelling to and from work Shopping for food or attending medical appointments Vital family reasons such as care for children and the elderly Brief exercise but only within 2km of home Farming purposes As well as these strict
- Irish Independent
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have left Canada to set up a new permanent base in California, according to reports. The couple left their rented home in Vancouver and took a private flight to the US before the border between the two countries closed last week, it was reported. Harry, Meghan and baby Archie are now said to be living in lockdown close to Hollywood in accordance with the sunshine state's Covid-19 containment measures. A source said: "Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good. The borders were closing and the flights were stopping. They had to get out." "But this move was planned for some time." Irish Independent
"By all of us working together, we can flatten the curve and keep our loved ones safe." An Garda Síochána has released details of a major nationwide policing operation in order to ensure that new restrictions announced by the government are adhered to. On Friday evening, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar revealed the measures, effectively amounting to a two-week lockdown for the general public. In response, a high visibility of patrolling Garda personnel will be present across Ireland during the weekend. The operation will run until 7pm on Monday 30 March and will involve thousands of Gardaí on foot, bike and mobile patrols. A statement issued by An Garda Síochána on Friday night acknowledges that the vast
THE GOVERNMENT HAS introduced a raft of restrictive new measures to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Taoiseach announced the new measures in a press briefing at 8.30pm tonight, and they are due to come into effect at midnight. The announcement followed fresh advice from public health officials. People are being told to stay at home for the next two weeks, until Easter Sunday 12 April. We're to stay at home in all circumstances, except in the following situations: To travel to and from work in circumstances where the work is in an essential health, social care and other essential service and the work cannot be done from home To shop for essential food and household goods To attend medical
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There is a widespread belief that nothing will ever be the same after the coronavirus pandemic, with society, the role of government and the economy changing forever. Some predict we will see a society that shows more solidarity and a new economic model that works for all, and perhaps a greater spirit of international cooperation, for example on climate change. The epidemiological evidence suggests that it could be up to two years, rather than a few weeks or months, before all of the severe restrictions on economic activity can be lifted. While we don't know for certain how quickly the epidemic will recede, the lessons of history suggest that a substantial economic recovery will require global economic cooperation.
- Irish Examiner
The High Court has ordered an inquiry into the removal by gardai of an eight month old baby boy from his mother's care on Wednesday. The baby was removed after the Child and Family Agency (CFA) got a District Court interim order placing the child under its care. The CFA sought the order after a social worker was concerned about the child's welfare including a failure to bring him for medical appointments and whether he was getting appropriate mental stimulation. Care orders were previously obtained for the boy's three older siblings, the court heard. However, Teresa Blake SC, with Lewis Mooney BL, for the mother, said in this case the interim care order was sought without any notice to the mother.