Johnson's struggle with Covid

Johnson's struggle with Covid

BORIS JOHNSON spent the night in the hospital for tests 10 days after confirming he tested positive for coronavirus.

Read more
Royal Fury

Royal Fury

Meghan Markle considers acting offers ‘cheesy and beneath her’ claim

Read more
A New Man Utd Deal?

A New Man Utd Deal?

Manchester United are likely to revive their £100million move for Dortmund star Jadon Sancho

Read more
Homepage / Outside MAN / Coronavirus Ireland Live Updates: Education Minister urges Leaving Certificate students to register for calculated grading
Ask Alison: ‘My husband lost his job but is still trying to keep up with his wealthy siblings’ Looks like working from home is here to stay – here’s how to do it without breaking your back Nationalists set up protest at border in bid to keep Scotland ‘Covid-19 free’ Pod of killer whale surprise two fishermen in tiny boat off coast of Shetland RIP Saroj Khan: From Madhuri Dixit to Govinda — choreographer’s daughter REVEALS who kept in touch with her from Bollywood Kangana Ranaut’s team again accuses Taapsee Pannu of harassment; latter calls out ‘bitter people’ in response Alia Bhatt shares a picture with sister Shaheen and their new baby, Juniper Martin Lewis issues important advice to thousands on a payday loan agreement Mortgage free: Homeowner reveals how they paid off mortgage at 47 ‘Manchester is not Leicester but it could be if we don’t take care this weekend’ Police ‘increasingly concerned’ for woman missing from Bolton Man Utd ‘considering loaning out Eric Bailly’ and more transfer rumours Man Utd plunged into chaos as Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are injured in training clash Netflix stands by film ‘365 Days’ which singer Duffy said ‘eroticises kidnapping and distorts sexual violence’ British Shadow Foreign Secretary brands Wigan administration ‘major global scandal’ and calls for full enquiry Man Utd blocked unique Inter Milan request during Alexis Sanchez transfer talks The Full List Of Countries Exempt From England’s Coronavirus Quarantine Meghan and Harry’s exit ‘orchestrated’ by Charles after Andrew’s BBC interview says author Queen fury: Monarch rejects public demands for Prince William to replace Charles as King Queen ‘devastated by Meghan Markle power play’ amid claims she was unprotected ‘Demanding’ Meghan Markle claims drop in ocean compared to what was going on behind scenes FTSE 100 LIVE: Global stocks rise as coronavirus recovery hopes grow- London market to dip Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan passes at 71 due to cardiac arrest; Akshay Kumar, Genelia Deshmukh and others offer condolences Filmy Friday: Jersey, Kaithi, Vikram Vedha – which south remake are you most excited for? Vote now Meghan Markle has learnt from her BIGGEST royal mistake amid Prince Harry’s title change Tax changes: ‘Radical’ shake-up ahead and Rishi Sunak has already ‘dropped hint’ ADVERTORIAL: Bakery reveals ‘lifeline’ which saved firm after Covid-19 crisis ADVERTORIAL: The campaign that has given more than a million meals to dogs across Britain Devoleena Bhattacharjee recalls her journey in Bigg Boss 13, says, ‘Proud of myself that I didn’t make headlines because of dating someone’ Universal Credit and legacy benefits may be reduced by lump sum back payments from the DWP FTSE 100 LIVE: Pound sees gains amid optimism for EU-UK Brexit trade deal – FTSE surges Devastated locals lay floral tributes for toddler killed in Morningside crash Credit card rules confirmed to change in two days – borrowers warned to ‘think carefully’ Sonu Nigam REVEALS what he is the most scared of, and it is not Bhushan Kumar Virtual kiltwalk challenge to raise money for Perth and Kinross Disability Sport Sushant Singh Rajput suicide: Akshaye Khanna requests Indian Government to start a CBI Enquiry in the case Aamir Khan crashing daughter Ira’s workout video is the cutest thing on the internet today Bank chief hails battered economy’s V-shaped recovery out of lockdown Whether by accident or design, 2020 has thrown up a trio of US period dramas with particular pertinence to the times we live in Covid-19: US buys up virtually all stocks of anti-viral drug remdesivir FTSE 100 LIVE: UK stocks hit by 18% drop in chaotic six months – full impact revealed Tax credits warning: Some people need to contact HMRC this month or payments will stop Solskjaer explains Manchester United midfield choice vs Brighton Man Utd great Gary Neville breaks silence on Liverpool title win Leicester ‘eye Chilwell replacement’ amid Man City speculation and more rumours Brighton vs Man Utd LIVE: Team news and line ups confirmed, Solskjaer makes changes Queen phones Donald Trump just hours after President’s attacks on female leaders revealed Sturgeon’s economic catastrophe: Scottish businesses have WORST confidence in whole of UK Meghan Markle fans HIJACK Kate’s video AGAIN ‘she’ll never be as effective as Meghan’ Kate brushes off shocking snub in awkward encounter during royal visit This Is Why People Are Putting Stars Up In Their Windows Royal heartbreak: ‘Tearful’ Princess Eugenie’s wedding proposal admission revealed FTSE 100 LIVE: UK economy suffers biggest fall in 40 YEARS – ONS lifts cover on huge blow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sets Man Utd stars unbeaten challenge as Premier League run-in begins Prince Andrew ‘will never have a public role again’ amid royal crisis Scots woman loses over £21k on gaming app after being conned by fraudster Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Shivangi Joshi, Mohsin Khan thank Rajan Shahi and the production team for ensuring workplace safety Face masks compulsory at all NHS Lanarkshire hospitals Manish Raisinghan REACTS to link-up rumours with BFF, Avika Gor, says we had a good laugh at them Trending Entertainment News Today: Taapsee Pannu’s electricity bill, Hindustani Bhau vs. Bulbbul Best and worst countries for retirement in Europe revealed – UK ranking FALLS in 2020 Martin Lewis urges Brits to use online banking to check this as he gives ‘special warning’ FTSE 100 LIVE: Dow set to SOAR as futures turn higher – major boost for US after chaos Britain facing ‘interest rates of MINUS three percent’ – major finance warning issued Do it for Dan – Laois GAA family who raised money for life-saving drug for their young son ‘devastated’ he contracted rare virus Coronavirus death toll passes half a million worldwide Dissident Republican chased and murdered in brutal street execution in Belfast Glasgow stabbings knifeman named by police as Badreddin Abadlla Adam #JusticeForJayarajAndBennicks: Suriya writes a long note seeking justice for the victims Abhishek Bachchan admits he has lost roles due to his ‘no intimate scenes’ policy for daughter Aaradhya Sushant Singh Rajput suicide: ‘We are investigating the reason behind his suicide from every angle,’ says Mumbai DCP Abhishek Trimukhe A former alcohol dependency building in Oldham is being turned into a pub New Fallowfield Loop bridge over Hyde Road is lifted into place What the Man City team could look like in three years time Norwich 0-0 Man Utd LIVE: Confirmed team news and FA Cup quarter-final score updates Inheritance Tax UK: Are changes ahead? IHT was raised to 80% to ‘help tackle public debt’ Tax credits payments: How to check your tax credit payments are correct Queen heartbreak: The truth behind the Queen’s jewellery – and why she always wears pearls Prince Charles safety concerns: Cost-cutting plan to remove guns from royal bodyguards Davina McCall Clarifies Emma Willis And Rylan Interview Following Brian Dowling Criticism Meghan Markle heartbreak: How fans supported shock theory about baby Archie’s birth Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer issues worrying Jadon Sancho transfer update Meghan Markle and Harry could still lose HRH styles as ‘nothing is set in stone’ – expert 10 reasons why IT Sligo is the perfect college for you Princess Anne in stitches over soldier’s wry comment as she receives new title via video The Big Tech Show: How to run, and maybe save, a media business Scots wake up to furious thunderstorms after enjoying hottest day of the year Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update as lockdown measures eased across Scotland After Laal Singh Chaddha, Aamir Khan’s Vikram Vedha remake too gets postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic Avika Gor is excited that BFF Manish Raisinghan is getting married on her birthday INTU crisis: Shopping centre group faces administration – thousands of jobs at risk When Samantha Akkineni said hubby ‘Naga Chaitanya is my pet’ — watch video FTSE 100 LIVE: Global stocks surge as investors shift focus on major bank rule change PIP claimants could receive ‘premium’ top-ups for other benefits – full list revealed Martin Lewis reveals if SEISS grants will be ‘clawed back’ by HMRC – ‘it’s a grey line’ UK economy BOOST: Poll says economy likely to bounce back next quarter FTSE 100 LIVE: Future of euro in doubt – Brussels on alert after huge warning New rules for hotels – including face masks to be worn in corridors Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor Karan Patel’s wife opens up on her miscarriage, says, ‘I realised it is time I openly talked’ Larkhall youth had knife when he confronted social workers at their office

Outside MAN

Coronavirus Ireland Live Updates: Education Minister urges Leaving Certificate students to register for calculated grading

Follow the latest coronavirus news in Ireland and across the world on the live blog.

11:00 26/05/2020

Coronavirus cluster found on cargo ship in Australia

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

A coronavirus cluster has been detected on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast port of Fremantle.

Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested positive for the virus four days after the livestock carrier arrived from the United Arab Emirates on Friday, Western Australia state Premier Mark McGowan said.

The six infected crew were transferred to hotel quarantine in the nearby city of Perth while health officials consider what to do with the remaining 42 people on board, he said.


The ship will be deep-cleaned before it can leave (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9/AP)

The ship will be deep-cleaned before it can leave (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9/AP)

AP/PA Images

The ship will be deep-cleaned before it can leave (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9/AP)

The ship’s cargo of 56,000 sheep is being held at a facility near the port.

They were to be loaded within days and cannot be returned to farms because of quarantine restrictions, Mr McGowan said.

10:20 26/05/2020

Intensive care boss ‘considerably worried’ over risk of second wave

Cate McCurry, PA

An intensive care boss has said hospital staff are “considerably worried” over the risks of a second wave of coronavirus as Ireland relaxes its quarantine rules.

Dr Catherine Motherway, president of the Intensive Care Society of Ireland, said there is particular concern ahead of next winter’s flu season as the hospital system is always under pressure during that period.

Experts have warned of the dangers of a second wave hitting the country if it moves too quickly to relax restrictions on people’s movement.

Professor Motherway told RTE’s Morning Ireland: “I think we’re all considerably worried about that (second wave) in the hospital services because we will always be stressed and under pressure in the winter anyway because of the flu season.”

09:30 26/05/2020

Coronavirus vaccine: Novavax begins human trials in Australia

Rod McGuirk

Human trials for a coronavirus vaccine have begun in Australia as US biotechnology company Novavax hopes to release a proven jab this year.

The company said 131 volunteers in Melbourne and Brisbane are being used to test the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.

Animal testing suggested it is effective in low doses, and Novavax could manufacture at least 100 million doses this year and 1.5 billion in 2021, the company’s research chief Dr Gregory Glenn said.

He added: “We are in parallel making doses, making vaccine in anticipation that we’ll be able to show it’s working and be able to start deploying it by the end of this year.”

08:50 26/05/2020

WHO executive warns first wave of coronavirus is not yet over

Elaine Kurtenbach

A health expert has warned that the world is still in the midst of the “first wave” of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Health Organisation (WHO) executive director Dr Mike Ryan warned that the risks of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks are complicating efforts to fend off further misery for the many millions who have lost their jobs.

Dr Ryan said: “Right now, we’re not in the second wave. We’re right in the middle of the first wave globally.


(PA Graphics)

(PA Graphics)

Press Association Images

(PA Graphics)

“We’re still very much in a phase where the disease is actually on the way up.”

Dr Ryan pointed to South America, South Asia and other areas where the number of infections is still on the rise.

Mindful of the risks, Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades on Monday as the US observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic.

07:25 26/05/2020

‘Don’t leave it until the last minute’ – Education Minister urges Leaving Certificate students to register for calculated grading

Aoife Walsh

Education Minister Joe McHugh has urged Leaving Certificate students to not “leave it until the last minute” before registering for calculated grading.

The new online calculated grades student portal will open for registration to Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students from today.

All Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students are required to register on between 10am Tuesday, May 26 and 10pm Thursday, May 28.

Mr McHugh urged students: “Please don’t leave it until the last minute. This is a tight timeframe. We need every student to register so that the new system can operate smoothly.”

.Some 61,000 students are expected to register on the portal, 58,000 of which are following the Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, and 3,000 Leaving Certificate Applied Students.

Students will have the option of confirming the level at which they wish to sit each subject, or changing to a lower level.

Upon registering, students must have the following information to hand:

  • Their Examination Number
  • Their Personal Public Service number (PPS), which they will use to create a four-digit Personal Identification Number
  • Email address
  • Mobile phone number

Once the Department has received all the necessary data from schools, students will be asked to opt in through the portal to indicate if they wish to receive calculated grades.

“The important message for Leaving Certificate students is that they must now register by Thursday at 10pm to ensure that they can receive their Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades,” Mr McHugh added.

“It is also essential that students confirm their levels at this time so that schools can complete the task of providing information for each student about their expected level of performance in each subject.”

Students can register by clicking here.

07:20 26/05/2020

South Korea reports 19 new coronavirus cases as children return to school

Press Association

South Korea has reported 19 new coronavirus cases on the eve of the return to school for more than two million children.

The majority of the new cases were in the Seoul metropolitan area, where officials have been actively tracing transmissions linked to nightclubs and other entertainment venues.

South Korea’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention also reported two more deaths, bringing the country’s total to 269 fatalities from 11,225 cases.

Wednesday will see around 2.4 million pupils return to school, and health minister Park Neung-hoo urged school officials to double-check their preventive measures.

07:15 26/05/2020

Nursing homes were a ‘blind spot’ early on in response to pandemic

Cormac McQuinn

Nursing homes were a “significant ‘blind spot'” in the State’s coronavirus response and were left “isolated” in the early days of the pandemic, it has been claimed.

The claims come as the Dáil’s Special Committee on Covid-19 Response today examines the impact of the pandemic on nursing homes.

Politicians will hear from older people advocacy organisation Sage Advocacy, Nursing Homes Ireland – which represents private facilities – and State watchdog the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa).

The committee will also be attended by representatives of the HSE and, later today, from the Department of Justice in relation to Covid-19 outbreaks in direct provision centres for asylum seekers.

07:00 26/05/2020

Government warns it won’t cover €500m Covid-19 black hole in higher education

Katherine Donnelly

The Government will not cover Covid-19 losses of at least €500m facing third-level colleges, the Department of Education has warned.

Department officials have signalled support for extreme cases, where cash flow difficulties may be serious enough to threaten a college’s viability.

But otherwise, universities, institutes of technology and other publicly funded colleges have been told to look to their own reserves, or any other financial mechanism available to them, to cushion Covid’s financial fallout.

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) recently sought a “significant government intervention in the form of a financial support package” to support the sector “through this crisis”.

Online Editors

Comments are closed.