John Cuddihy

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Two phones with the Covid Tracker  contact tracing app. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A more comprehensive approach to identifying “hot spots” of Covid infection during the contact-tracing process will initially be limited to 500 cases,(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn appears at the Oireachtas special committee on Covid-19

There needs to be a “significant improvement in Dublin” in terms of Covid-19 case numbers in the coming days, acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Gl(...)

Workers in premises that serve drink and food will be obliged to wear masks under new regulations being considered by the Government.

The Government has agreed to give gardaí greater enforcement powers against pubs that do not comply with Covid-19 public health guidelines. Tánaiste (...)

Dr John Cuddihy, director of the  Health Protection Surveillance Centre. He said officials were seeing a “significant number of outbreaks” at present.  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There are nearly 400 active outbreaks of coronavirus in the country at present, according to officials from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.(...)

The HSE, said the service does not take the issue of missed tests lightly “and we make every effort to find people who are not answering phones”. Photograph: iStock

More than 1,300 test appointments were missed by confirmed contacts of people infected with Covid-19, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The Health S(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chair of NPHET, delives a media briefing in the Department of Health. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwel/The Irish Times

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is expected to sign off on a final version of the plan to ease Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions at a (...)

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health at a press briefing on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a coronavirus pandemic, warning that countries are not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus a(...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, the Department of Health’s chief medical officer,  addresses  a media briefing on Covid-19 (coronavirus)  at the Department of Health in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No public events are facing restrictions arising from the coronavirus outbreak, public health officials have said. Guidelines on the holding of mass (...)

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as part of preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Dongdaegu railway station in Daegu on Saturday. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised its global risk assessment for coronavirus to “very high” from “high” as countries struggle to contain (...)

North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride speaking at a press conference on Thursday. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer has said he is confident health authorities in Northern Ireland will be able to contain the spread of coronav(...)

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