Meanwhile, At Trinity


From top: Trinity College Dublin; statement released by the college this lunchtime (click to enlarge); tweets from RTÉ

This lunchtime.

Trinity College Dublin announced in a statement that, from tomorrow, all lectures will be delivered online for the rest of the semester to “slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus”.

“However, tutorials, seminars and laboratory practicals will all continue to be given in the usual fashion while suing social distancing protocols,” it adds.

It’s also closing the Book of Kells exhibition and Old Library, Science Gallery and the Douglas Hyde Gallery.

Too soon?

Or not soon enough?

Via Trinity College Dublin

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23 thoughts on “Meanwhile, At Trinity

    1. class wario

      That thing where they got somebody to say “sure,contact me office” sure was damning

  1. class wario

    the power of the gambling/racing lobby to resist calls to cancel cheltenham is really something

      1. V

        Quarantine the lot of them where they are

        and let Paddy Power take care of them since they’re so up for gambling and risk taking

        same for Guinness’
        who are that determined to cater for them

        in other words _ _ch ’em

      2. class wario

        I don’t believe this is real, sorry. this is clearly a photoshop where a photo of one generic middle aged man in chinos and a jacket has been copy and pasted several hundred times

      3. Cian

        I think that all large gatherings should be stopped. I’ve been fairly consistent in this point of view.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          You’ve been consistent in just the past couple of days only. You were days behind other posters here who could see the stupidity of the attitude that was being taken by the HSE and Government.
          Before that, when people on here were pointing out that flights should be cancelled, that checks should be done at airports, that large gatherings should not occur, you were on your high horse here accusing them of spreading panic.
          Glad you’re eventually seeing some sense though.

          1. class wario

            in fairness now I think a blanket ban on flights is impractical and reports suggest airport testing/screening isn’t conclusive by any means.

          2. Cian

            Airport testing/screening isn’t practical – there are 275,000+ people arriving into Dublin airport each week.

          3. GiggidyGoo

            A ban on arrivals from hot spots is feasible though – in fact Ryanair and Aer Lingus have decided to stop flights from friday (?) The Italian government are testing at airports even on departures. We aren’t all experts mind you, but obviously the Italians and the airlines have a reason to do that. Our lads wait-and-see.
            Testing on arrivals from hot spots is feasible. In fact, it should be compulsory. And it will be eventually, same as the cancelling of parades, the closing of universities (apart from video links), etc.
            We are not being told half of the facts on this I think. I can’t place my trust in the likes of Holohan, and certainly not in a two-bit journalism flunkie who happens to be Health Minister. And dont wget me started on Doctor Varadkar

          4. italia'90

            If you gave the Garda 27,500 test kits per week and a bitta overtime they’d have everybody tested I’d say

            Seriously though, we should at least be doing some random test sampling at the ports to gauge the potential spread and infection rate of those returning if they’ve been outside the country for more than 5 or 6 days?
            It is a simple proactive step surely

          5. 01101101 01100011

            it wouldn’t have been impossible to filter and screen people coming in off Ryanair and Aer Lingus from Milan? wouldya go away out of that….but nevermind anyway because that game is well and truly over…

            tell me, now that the famous Cheltenham is in full swing what would you do about the possibly 1,000’s of cross-contaminated lads who will be making their way back into the country this Friday and Saturday following the jolly? do we give them yellow sheets of paper?

  2. spud

    Looks like all schools to close after they finish on Friday for an extended break to last up to the Easter hols.

    1. Clampers Outside

      But, but, but the government is too slow, and a disgrace… this cannot be true.

      We’re all going to die!

      Back on planet calm…
      Proper order. So much for all the hysterical “too slow” types, eh.

        1. ReproBertie

          It’s quite possible that such a plan was discussed as an option and word of that discussion got out and panic merchants picked it up and ran with it without waiting for any sort of confirmation.

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