Paddy Mallon

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Simon Harris, Anne Graham, chief executive,  NTA, Leo Varadkar  and  Shane Ross wearing face masks during a press briefing to promote the wearing of masks on public transport. Hotograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport is unlikely to take effect until next week at the earliest, despite increases in bus and train(...)

Face coverings on display in a Dublin shop. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As we exit this week from restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the question on everyone’s mind is: “Will there be a surge of cases as we come ou(...)

The Special Committee on Covid-19 Response has been told it is ‘inevitable’ that Ireland will experience a resurgence in coronavirus cases as restrictions are relaxed. File photograph: The Irish Times

One additional death from Covid-19 and 11 new confirmed cases of the disease were reported by Department of Health on Thursday. This brings the deat(...)

Paddy Mallon, consultant in Infectious Diseases in St Monicas ward on the Nutley Wing for Covid-19 patients at St Vincents University Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

An infectious diseases specialist will on Thursday warn the Oireachtas about a second wave of Covid-19 and call on the Government for greater healthca(...)

Preliminary data from a clinical trial suggested dexamethasone reduced the risk of dying in Covid-19 patients on ventilators by as much as 35 per cent and patients on oxygen by 20 per cent. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Irish medical specialists treating severely ill Covid-19 patients are likely to immediately start administering the widely-available steroid drug show(...)

The National Public Health Emergency Team met today and is recommending that some larger retailers be allowed open next week as long as they have entrances onto the street. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The opening of larger retail stores is to be brought forward and will see some bigger shops open from next Monday. The National Public Health Emergen(...)

When  Covid-19 gets into our airways, it enters our cells and ejects its genetic material, co-opting the infected cell into making copies of the virus, which then go on to infect other cells. Photograph: iStock

In mid-March, just after restrictions were put in place to slow the spread COVID-19, Dr Nigel Stevenson looked out the window of his Dublin apartment.(...)

We can do it: a mural by the artist Emmalene Blake on a gate in Dublin thanks healthcare workers on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Intense discussions are taking place behind closed doors among politicians, health officials and others about when to begin reopening IRELAND, and (...)

Prof Paddy Mallon, consultant in infectious diseases, said the aim was to put in place nationally a system to provide test results within 24 hours by early May. Photograph:  Reuters/Lindsey Wasson

Testing equipment newly sourced from China will allow for hundreds of thousands of people to be tested for Covid-19 as well as increasing turnaround t(...)

Covid-19 testing and contact tracing needs to be much better to control infection rates. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson

Each day more stories emerge of people concerned over delays in coronavirus testing. One man who spoke to The Irish Times this week had been trying t(...)

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