1,714 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of two from yesterday.
While there has been a total of 13 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.
This is an increase on the total cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 25,368.
While there are now 261 cases of Coronavirus – a drop of three after they were denotified by the Department of Health.
HSE was ‘gifted’ €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
The Health Service Executive spent more than €1 million on advertising to warn the public about the impact of Covid-19 during the first two months of the crisis.
Records released by the health service under Freedom of Information show that the HSE was also gifted €1.3 million worth of free advertising in March and April.
You can read the full report here.
REVEALED: Locations of the 264 cases of Coronavirus in Laois displayed on new map
The locations of the 264 cases of Coronavirus in Laois have been revealed in a new interactive map.
Last night, the government updated their database to give greater detail about the virus which has crippled the country since March.
You can read the piece in full here.
California issues new rules for masks, which are now a political flash point.
Tensions over face masks are growing in the United States, even as several states are seeing surges in coronavirus cases. Mask orders have become a point of point of political contention, with some regarding them as an essential safety measure and others considering them an unacceptable infringement of personal liberty.
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California on Thursday ordered people to wear face masks in most indoor — and some outdoor — public settings.
You can read The New York Times piece in full here.
‘Nightlife is discouraged’ – Majorca offers quieter holidays for tourists to mitigate pandemic risks
Visitors to Spain’s Balearic Islands are finding that some of the excesses of pre-pandemic holidays have been rolled back as the authorities look to ensure public safety while luring back the tourists that keep the economy ticking over.
Thermometer guns, face masks and plastic gloves can be seen in airports, hotels and restaurants.
Shops are closed in sleepy streets while nightlife is discouraged.
You can read the Independent piece in full here.
UK lowers Covid-19 alert level to ‘epidemic’ from ‘exponential’
The UK’s chief medical officers have agreed that the Covid-19 threat level should be lowered one notch to “epidemic is in general circulation” from “transmission is high or rising exponentially”.
“There has been a steady decrease in cases we have seen in all four nations, and this continues,” the chief medical officers of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland said.
You can read The Irish Times piece in full here.
Michael O’Neill returns to training after recovering from coronavirus
Michael O’Neill returned to Stoke training on Friday after a period of self-isolation due to a positive test for coronavirus.
Stoke had to cancel a friendly at Manchester United’s training ground at short notice on June 9 when O’Neill was informed of his positive test while en route to Carrington, and the 50-year-old has been confined to his apartment since.
But O’Neill said he had remained symptom-free and is now returning ahead of Saturday’s Championship fixture away to Reading.
You can read The 42 piece in full here.
All-Ireland ladies football championship to be played off over 7 weekends and start with group stages
It is envisaged that the senior championship, along with the intermediate and junior grades, will be played off over seven weekends. There will be a two-week break between the conclusion of the group phases and the All-Ireland semi-finals, and then a further two-week break between the semi-finals and finals.
The LGFA have announced today that the formats for their senior, intermediate and junior competitions have been ratified with the draws to take place next Tuesday 30 June.
You can read the full report here.
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