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ALONE welcomes banking advice for cocooning customers One of the leading organisations helping older people deal with the impact of Coronavirus has said that some are at risk of financial abuse as a result of the current restrictions on movement for those over 70 years of age.
Donohoe says extra health spend will be up to €2bn The Minister for Finance has told his Cabinet colleagues that extra spending on health to deal with the Covid-19 crisis will amount to up to €2 billion.
Libraries lend 3D printers for face shield production Public libraries across the country are lending their 3D printers to make face shields for frontline staff in the fight against Covid-19.
WHO urges countries not to lift restrictions too early The World Health Organisation has no blanket recommendation for countries and regions for easing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but urged them not to lift them too early, a spokesman said.
Dublin nurse with Covid-19 urges people to stay at home A 23-year-old nurse from Dublin who is being treated for Covid-19 is urging people to maintain social distancing and follow the advice to stay at home.
Republic and North sign joint memo to battle Covid-19 The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland administrations have signed a memo formalising their co-operation in the battle against coronavirus.
Prisons and inmates adapt to Covid-19 restrictions The Prison Service has introduced a range of measures to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 in Ireland's prisons.
WhatsApp attempt to limit spread of disinformation WhatsApp has introduced new stricter limits on message forwarding in a bid to spot the spread of disinformation.
New York state overtakes Italy in number of virus cases New York state has overtaken Italy, reporting overall coronavirus cases second in the world only to Spain, according to a tally by Reuters news agency.