Dungarvan, county Waterford.
Aifric Murray writes:
The Tin Man (and The Enterprise Bar)…among new art sculptures of tin men around Dungarvan…
Army medics are being prepped to join the ‘national jabs emergency team’
An ally in the war against rogue microbes.
Turning bayonets into syringes.
Grenades into gurnies.
Killing machines into life savers.
You get the picture.
Via The Irish Mirror
The army is currently having its medics trained-in to become part of the healthcare team that delivers the jabs.
Negotiations are at an “advanced” stage for existing testing centres, such as Croke Park, Punchestown racecourse and the Aviva Stadium to become mass vaccination centres.
They are already on standby for any logistical emergencies that arise, but negotiations have taken place between the HSE and the Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Mark Mellett, for the army to play a more active role….
Ireland is in line to receive an additional 3.3 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine after the European Union extended its contract with the pharmaceutical companies.
This morning European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the deal was extended with a view to the European Union purchasing an extra 300 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Ms von der Leyen said delivery of the extra doses would start in the second quarter of this year…
It will be a punishable offence in the United Kingdom not to comply with an official instruction to self-isolate, with fines starting at £1,000 and rising to £10,000 for ‘repeat offenders or serious breaches’.
Police officers can check that people are complying with the rules in virus hotspots and among high-risk groups based on “local intelligence“, the government said.
The law applies to people who have tested positive for coronavirus, or who have been told by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate because they have been in close contact with someone with the virus.
And if someone tests positive, it is illegal to knowingly give false information about their close contacts to NHS Test and Trace….
— Ciara Phelan (@ciaraphelan_) August 20, 2020
Nagle Community College, Cork City.
More hellish delusions. pic.twitter.com/ARnPRwsn4c
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) August 20, 2020