Mary Favier

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Dr Mary Favier: ‘The Cork figures are coming in from a very low base but they have doubled week on week for the last two weeks.’

The next seven to 10 days will prove critical in the effort to contain Covid-19 numbers in Cork and will determine whether or not the city and county (...)

Rapid testing turnaround times, especially as people have to go for repeat tests over the winter, will become increasingly important. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

By Monday morning, GPs’ WhatsApp groups were buzzing with worrying signs of what would become apparent to the rest of the country the following evenin(...)

Venture into the great outdoors: sitting by the Tolka River in Griffith Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State – largely – reopens on Monday, leaving people over 70 and the medically vulnerable with choices to make. Urging caution, the chief medical o(...)

Photograph: Getty

Epidemics of infectious diseases can be unpredictable but they often come in waves. History has left hard lessons showing that a virus can quickly ret(...)

The speed of processing tests has improved but, according to HSE chief executive Paul Reid, the average time to get a result is now 2.4 days. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

The head of one of the country’s largest contact tracing centres has said it is vital test results for coronavirus are turned around within 48 hours b(...)

There is significant capacity for testing for coronavirus in Ireland, said the president of the ICGP. Photograph: Bing Guan/Bloomberg/File

While there is significant capacity for testing for coronavirus in Ireland, there appear to be difficulties after testing, according to Dr Mary Favier(...)

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 (...)

Patients now need to have just one of three symptoms – fever, cough or shortness of breath – and be part of a priority group to be eligible for coronavirus testing, such as working in the healthcare sector, or having a condition that may make them more vulnerable. File photograph: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg

Expanded criteria will lead to more testing for coronavirus, but doctors have warned the system for testing and contact tracing must be more robust to(...)

Dr Tony Holohan said he was ‘more firmly of the view’ against recommending lifting restrictions than he had been last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nursing home patients diagnosed with Covid-19 are less likely than others to be admitted to hospital for treatment, new figures show. While 14 per ce(...)

A health worker holds test kits before taking a swab to collect samples for Covid-19 coronavirus from people in Gombak on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

Delays in reaching the weekly target of 100,000 coronavirus tests until the third week in May raise doubts about the State’s capacity to lift lockdown(...)

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