David Nabarro

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Ireland’s premier shopping street is a grim reflection of the situation facing retailers. But some things are selling: bras, candles and engagement(...)

 People walk on the beach near Shabla, Bulgaria. WHO special envoy Dr David Nabarro has advised caution on overseas travel. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

World Health Organisation special envoy Dr David Nabarro has advised caution on overseas travel amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic, saying “if in do(...)

Dr David Nabarro,  special envoy with the World Health Organisation, said the ‘decent thing to do’ is wear a mask and protect other people. File Photograph:  Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Face coverings should be mandatory on public transport and are a “proper part” of the overall strategy to fight Covid-19, a special envoy with the Wor(...)

Dermot O’Leary, NBRU: ‘Unless the Government comes out with a clear policy underlined by legislation, you are not going to get people wearing those masks.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is little evidence that commuters are wearing masks on public transport despite Government advice, the leader of the largest transport union has(...)

‘Substantial meal’ is needed to be served for pubs to serve drinks. Photograph: iStock

Pubs serving food and opening on June 29th will have to give customers limited time slots in their premises and provide a “substantial” meal, under ne(...)

 Social distancing sign in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A debate has been happening in recent days on whether the recommended two metres of physical distancing with others to avoid the spread of the coronav(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said opening schools needs to be ‘carefully managed’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Massive logistical work is required in order to reopen schools in time for September, according to Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Mr McHugh said (...)

Testing a larger sample of the population to understand the asymptomatic transmission of coronavirus  is an important part of the “control strategy” to lift lockdowns. Photograph: Getty Images

The State must extend coronavirus testing to “wider population-based surveys to find out where the virus is” as part of a “control strategy” to be abl(...)

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A decision to restrict or cancel the St Patrick’s Day parade in Ireland over coronavirus fears would be “premature” at this stage, the body representi(...)

David Nabarro, special adviser to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on the 2030 Agenda. Photograph: Eric Luke

David Nabarro’s new job comes with a daunting in-tray. Last September, heads of state and government from 193 countries approved a set of goals and ta(...)

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