Government announces more measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Print Twitter Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions WhatsApp Taoiseach Leo VaradkarIN A Government press conference today, Tuesday, March 24, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced further measures would be taken to slow down the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).The measures introduced will take place from midnight tonight will see the closure of “non-essential” retail services which include but not be limited to bookmakers, casinos, and theatres. Cafés and food services can remain open, but operate on a ‘take away’ basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The list of services which fall under the non-essential services will be made available by Government.There will be an increased presence of Gardaí in public parks to observe and enforce physical-distancing guidelines by the HSE. Gathering in groups of larger than 4 will be prohibited unless from the same household.Social WelfareThe pandemic unemployment payment will be increased from €203 to €350, as will the COVID related illness benefit. Self-employed people impacted will also be included in the unemployment payment scheme.In a bid to support businesses and maintain employment within companies, it was announced that Government will subsidise 70 per cent of salaries up to a cap of €410 per week tax-free payment.SchoolsSchools, universities and childcare facilities are set to remain closed until April 19, having originally supposed to reopen on March 29.HealthIt was announced that all private hospitals will operate on a not-for-profit basis to increase bed-availability, and staffing in the public health service. Minister for Health, Simon Harris noted all COVID-19 treatment would be free of charge and all people will be given the same level of care. NewsHealthPoliticsGovernment announces more measures to slow the spread of COVID-19By Cian Reinhardt – March 24, 2020 318 Linkedin TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19IrelandLimerick City and County center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Email Previous articleLimerick City and County Council supports new e-learning tool to help you identify Irish BumblebeesNext article19 Gardaí assigned to Limerick to offer support in wake of covid-19 virus Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] last_img read more

Library plans holiday fun for young readers

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “We want Christmas 2020 to be especially special for children and what better way than to read,” Lampley said. “Our library has a large selection of Christmas books and, as encouragement for children to read during the holidays, we have something special for them with each book they check out from the library, take home and read.”Beginning on Monday, December 14, children are invited to visit the library and check out a Christmas book. They will receive a bookmark to mark the pages of their chosen book as they read and also the books they will select and read throughout the week.At home, the children may post a photo of themselves and the book they are reading on Tupper’s Facebook page and share what they especially liked about the book. They may continue posting throughout the week. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Library plans holiday fun for young readers By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Print Article Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Published 4:30 pm Thursday, December 10, 2020 On Tuesday, the children will return the books they selected on Monday and select another book to read.“With the second book, the children will receive a kit for making a Christmas ornament,” Lampley said. “On Wednesday, they will get a sugar cookie kit and on Thursday, there will be hot chocolate to take home and enjoy. The Tupper Lightfoot Library has something fun up its Santa suit sleeve for kids at Christmastime.Garneshia Lampley, children’s coordinator at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge, has a full five days of Christmas reading and fun planned for December 14-18.COVID-19 can’t stop Christmas from coming or the fun that surrounds this special time of year, Lampley said. Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “On, Friday, the children that come to the library and check out a book to read will receive a movie kit that includes popcorn, a drink, candy and a Christmas movie from Tupper’s movie box.”Reading is not only fun, it is a most important skill for learning, she said. And, the Tupper Library staff is continually looking for and implementing activities and events that encourage children to read and, also, for families to read together which is especially meaningful during these unprecedented times. By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County COVID death count grows Pike County added 18 cases to its COVID count on Wednesday, as the virus surged across the state. According to… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more