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Covid-19 Update: Wed. 5th Aug. 2020 – Zero New Deaths – 50 New Cases

“Keep fighting hard against Covid-19 virus”

An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin has confirmed that the reopening of pubs, hotel bars and nightclubs will not go ahead on August 10th, as had been planned on their original Covid-19 virus roadmap.

In relation to face coverings, An Taoiseach stated such would be mandatory in all retail settings around the Irish Republic, with effect from Monday August 10th, 2020.

An Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar said the Covid-19 pandemic is currently spreading around the world with the number of new cases rising again in Europe. He further confirmed that Ireland remained in a relatively good place and the present Government want to keep it that way and not risk the reopening of schools at the end of this month.

Pubs serving food, and all restaurants will now also have to close by 11:00pm, with staff being allowed to stay-on to undertake any required clean up, but can stay open for takeaway and delivery trading.

This evening, the Department of Health has confirmed that there have been zero new deaths caused by this pandemic, leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,763.

However, there were 50 new additional cases reported to the Department of Health, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, now at 26,303

Some 73% of cases over the last fortnight have arisen in persons under 45 years, with the median age between 32 and 30 and no longer predominantly limited to the greater Dublin region.

Sectors relating to construction, food production, hospitality and healthcare now have the highest number of clusters.


Continue To Act Responsibly – Stay Safe.

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Mixed Salad Leaves & Sliced Curly Kale Withdrawn By FSAI

All batches of Gold River Quality Mixed Salad Leaves (Seasonal Salad Box) are being withdrawn by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) from sale as a precaution, due to the possible presence of Cryptosporidium.

Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite which causes cryptosporidiosis, a common form of gastroenteritis. Watery diarrhoea is the most common symptom of cryptosporidiosis, which can be particularly serious for young children, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

Batches of CO OP Sliced Curly Kale, were also withdrawn today, due to possible contamination with thistle (a spiky weed).

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores suppling both implicated batches.

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Reports Of Serious Accident On M8 Motorway Near Thurles

Details are coming in on what is believed to be a serious traffic incident having taken place on the M8 Motorway, close to Thurles, in the last number of hours.

The incident has forced the closure of both the north and south bound lanes between J6 Thurles and J5 Thurles.

Emergency services including a helicopter are understood to be currently at the accident scene.

Traffic is noted as being heavy on approach. Traffic is also slow as it exits the motorway at J5, Two-Mile-Borris, attempting to avoid delays further south. Traffic on the N62 is also moving slowing, as it comes up to the M8 at Junction 6.


BRIEF UPDATE: The M8 has now fully reopened both northbound and southbound, following the earlier collision.

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Covid-19 Update: Tue. 4th Aug. 2020 – Zero New Deaths – 45 New Cases

“Keep fighting hard against Covid-19 virus”

Seven workers at Carroll Cuisine in Tullamore, Co. Offaly; latter a county bordering on north Co. Tipperary, have tested positive for Covid-19.

The food processing plant is understood to employs some 330 employees.

Meanwhile, An Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar has stated that the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has advised Government to take a cautious approach to all reopening over the coming weeks .Mr Varadkar said that this advice will come as a further blow to some of the sectors that can’t be reopened, but we can’t risk schools not reopening.

This evening, the Department of Health has confirmed that there have been zero new deaths caused by this pandemic, leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,763.

However, there were 45 new additional cases reported to the Department of Health, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, now at 26,253.


Continue To Act Responsibly – Stay Safe.

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PPE Grant For Tipperary Patients Suffering With CF

Cystic fibrosis sufferers (CF) here in Tipperary and indeed across the Republic of Ireland, from today can obtain a grant of 100 euros per applicant, to purchase necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

While sufferers of Cystic fibrosis are well used to observing regular and proper hand-washing, cough etiquette and social distancing, research has highlighted the need for PPE as a particular issue for those effected.

As most of our readers are aware; Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, resulting in the body producing a thick, sticky mucus which can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic fibrosis (CF) can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span.

People with cystic fibrosis, (or in the case of minors,) their guardians can now apply online today for this PPE grant HERE.

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