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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

09/04/2020 10:51:00

Concerns raised about neonatal visiting restrictions, and Covid-19 welfare supports could cost the government nearly €5 billion in three months - it's the 9 at 9

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #RESTRICTIONS: Concerns have been raised about new restrictions implemented in neonatal intensive care units, with Irish hospitals implementing different restrictions in each unit. In some hospitals, only one parent can visit their baby for a maximum of 15 minutes each day.

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2. #COVID-19: Dr Tony Holohan, the country’s Chief Medical Officer, has said the majority of people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 are recovering well in their own homes and 53 of the 227 patients admitted to ICUs to date have been released. There are now 6,074 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland and 235 deaths.

3. JOB LOSSES: Ireland’s Covid-19 welfare supports could cost the government nearly €5 billion in three months, according to the Economic & Social Research Institute. However, the new report adds that the measures announced so far will significantly reduce the severity of job losses for many people.

4. #DUBLIN: Dublin City Council has asked people to stop dumping items on the street, and instead to use some of the recycling centres that are still open, or else leave the rubbish at home until normal waste services resume. Dumping has increased amid the Covid-19 shutdown.

5. #DÁIL: It will cost €50,000 each day the Dáil sits at Dublin’s Convention Centre and a once-off €110,000 expense to install microphones in the venue, it has been confirmed. An alternative venue to Leinster House had to be sourced in order to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

6. #POVERTY: Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by Covid-19, the charity Oxfam has warned in a new report.7. #CHINA: Aggressive public health measures appear to have halted the first wave of Covid-19 in areas outside Hubei province in China, research suggests.

8. #DEBUNKED: A video called ‘move your cucu’ will not format your phone, despite a Whatsapp message that is being shared, but people have been advised to still be wary of scams. Read more: TheJournal.ie »

'could cost the govt? No, the govt have nothing w/out taxpayers. The govt won't be out of pocket, the 'govt' will all get paid & get their annual increase as usual. The people are providing their own welfare support which will have to be paid back. It's on our backs, not the govt

Coronavirus: European nations struggle to agree on terms of economic aidDiscussions will resume on Thursday.

Body of Robert F. Kennedy's 8-year-old great-grandson recovered after canoe trip accidentThe Kennedy McKean family confirmed over the weekend that the search for Maeve Kennedy McKean - the daughter of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has also been recovered. So very sad again for the Kennedy’s

Anyone who has travelled to holiday home must stay there as all-island death toll hits 313THE all-island coronavirus death toll has hit 313 – as sweeping new powers of detention come into force to stop the spread of Covid-19. 25 further coronavirus deaths were confirmed in the Rep…

UK lockdown extension expected as daily Covid-19 death toll exceeds 900Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for the British Prime Minister, will chair a Cobra emergency committee on Thursday.

The 8 at 8: ThursdayConcerns raised about neonatal visiting restrictions, and people asked to stop dumping rubbish on street amid Covid-19 crisis - it's the 8 at 8

Body found in search for JFK's grand-niece who disappeared during canoe trip with her young sonMaeve Kennedy McKean, 40, and her eight-year-old son Gideon went missing last Thursday while canoeing in the vast Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. This family is riddled by tragedy, but without sounding unsympathetic, why were they out on a river kayaking when they were supposed to be indoors self-isolating? RIP. The Kennedy family has a lot of early deaths.. some even call it the Kennedy Curse. Wonder what their charts say about this? iJaadee That is just so sad. R.I.P.