Yesterday saw highest number of cases in a single day worldwide
Across the world, the highest number of cases of Covid-19 in a single day was recorded yesterday.
The World Health Organisation says there were 106,000 in 24 hours - the worst since the outbreak began.
Almost two thirds of them were reported in just four countries.
The total number of cases around the world has almost reached five million.
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GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMET: Level 5 lockdown has been extended until March 5th
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the number of people in hospital and ICU beds is still to high to consider lifting restrictions.
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There's been a significant drop in the number of close contacts of those who test positive for Coronavirus.
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It's the lowest rate since Christmas Eve.
Transport Minister says additional travel restrictions will have an impact in curbing spread of COVID19
Cabinet Ministers have approved an extension of the lockdown until the 5th of March.
Government faces calls to implement recommendations on the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in meat plants
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Cabinet Ministers have been meeting to approve extending the lockdown until March 5th
A number of new travel-related COVID restrictions are also expected to be approved by Ministers
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The Taoiseach has confirmed the current Covid 19 restrictions will continue until March 5th
Micheál Martin says it’s being done to reduce the pressure on our hospitals and critical care units
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Promised daily information on the Covid-19 vaccine hasn’t been delivered to date.
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