Covid-19 in two Limerick childcare centres

first_imgDesigned by FreepikIT has been reported that two cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Limerick childcare centre.In total, 19 cases of Covid-19 have been notified to authorities across Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to, the childcare centres close temporarily but some have since reopened.Early Childhood Ireland is asking for fast track testing in childcare centres to prevent the spread of cases. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter LimerickNewsCovid-19 in two Limerick childcare centresBy Staff Reporter – August 28, 2020 8047 Email Advertisement Previous articleSingle-Use Plastic Hotspots in Limerick City and CountyNext articleLimerick Post Show | August 28, 2020 Staff Reporter center_img Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Tensions high in Delhi as death toll from riots rises to 38

first_imgTensions remained high in India’s capital Thursday, as thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrolled streets littered with the debris from days of sectarian riots that have killed 38 people.An uneasy calm has descended over the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital, punctuated by sporadic outbreaks of violence overnight. The unrest was the latest bout of violence over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s citizenship law, which triggered months of demonstrations that turned deadly in December. Sunil Kumar, director of the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, said Thursday it had registered 34 deaths, adding that “all of them had gunshot injuries”.The chief doctor at Lok Nayak Hospital said three people had died there. Another victim died at Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital, an official said.Kishore Singh, medical superintendent at Lok Nayak Hospital, told AFP 10 people were still in a serious condition.Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said families of those who died, were injured or had their businesses and homes destroyed during the rampage would be compensated. Food and other support would also be provided to trashed neighbourhoods, he added.Police said they had detained or arrested more than 500 suspects for questioning, and had also starting holding “peace committee meetings” across the megacity to “improve inter-community harmony”.The new fatalities — up from 27 on Wednesday — were all from the violence on Monday and Tuesday when mobs of Hindus and Muslims fought running battles, except for one from Wednesday.The initial violence erupted late Sunday.Groups armed with swords and guns set fire to thousands of properties and vehicles.Homes, shops, two mosques, two schools, a tyre market and a fuel station were torched.More than 200 people were also injured.According to a list from the GTB hospital seen by AFP, the victims are a roughly even mix of Hindus and Muslims, based on their names.Delhi police spokesman Mandeep Randhawa told AFP that there was “no major incident” overnight, while the city’s chief fire officer Atul Garg said they received 19 distress calls.’Gun down traitors’ In December at least 30 people were killed, mostly in police action in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, home to a significant Muslim population, after the citizenship law was passed.Many of India’s 200 million Muslims fear the citizenship law — combined with a mooted citizens’ register — will leave them stateless or even sent to detention camps.They and critics see Modi’s right-wing ruling party, which is linked to once-banned militaristic Hindu group RSS, as wanting to turn officially secular India into a Hindu nation.His party has denied the allegations but in recent weeks BJP politicians, including in an ugly recent campaign for Delhi elections, have called the demonstrators “anti-nationals” and “jihadists”.One, Parvesh Verma, said protestors “could enter houses and rape and kill your sisters”, while another, Anurag Thakur, encouraged a crowd to chant “gun down traitors”.A call on Sunday by another BJP politician, Kapil Mishra, for “Hindus” to clear a northeastern Delhi sit-in protest is being seen as the spark for the current unrest.On Wednesday a Delhi High Court judge, Justice S. Muralidhar, sharply criticised the police and called on them to investigate BJP politicians for inciting violence.Muralidhar was transferred to another state court in a late-night order, prompting a social media storm. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad insisted it was a “routine transfer”.UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on India’s political leaders to “prevent violence”, while the Organisation of the Islamic Conference said it “condemns the recent and alarming violence against Muslims in India”.On Wednesday the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, which advises Washington but does not set policy, voiced “grave concern” about the violence as President Donald Trump was visiting.Trump, asked at a news conference in the capital about the violence, said the issue was “up to India” and praised Modi’s “incredible” statements on religious freedom.Topics :last_img read more

Cricket News MS Dhoni to continue after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019? Sourav Ganguly believes he might

first_imgEver since a lean 2018, Dhoni has experienced a resurgence in his batting. He blasted fifties in the three ODIs in Australia, helping India to victory in Adelaide and Melbourne. His knock at the MCG helped India win a bilateral series for the first time in Australia while in the series against New Zealand, Dhoni contributed with a couple of timely knocks in the death overs. In the first game at Hyderabad, Dhoni smashed yet another fifty to help India win by six wickets. Ganguly, who was captain of the Indian cricket team when they reached the final of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup which was held in South Africa, spoke about the team composition and hailed India’s current crop of fast bowlers. “The Indian pace attack is fantastic. Whether its Bumrah or Shami, the Indian pacers are performing consistently. The pacers will play an important factor for the team in England,” Ganguly said. The former left-handed opener backed yet another left-hander Shikhar Dhawan who has been struggling a bit in ODIs for the last couple of games. However, he totally ruled out Ravindra Jadeja’s prospects of featuring in the Indian side for the World Cup. “Ravindra Jadeja should not be in the World Cup team. Vijay Shankar bowled beautifully in the Nagpur match. I think Vijay deserves his World Cup spot,” Ganguly said. Ravindra Jadeja will find it difficult to fit in World Cup, according to Sourav Ganguly.Shikhar Dhawan is currently undergoing a lean patch.MS Dhoni could play his final international match in Ranchi. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The year 2019 is considered to be a vital year for MS Dhoni. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will be banking on his tactical brilliance as they look to make an impact in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be held in England. In addition to his brilliant keeping and wonderful death-overs batting, Dhoni offers a lot to this Indian team. The third ODI against Australia will be played at Ranchi, the hometown of the former India captain and there is going to be a massive turnout of the fans. This match will not only give India the chance to win their fourth consecutive series at home against Australia but this is a chance for Dhoni to shine in what could potentially be his final international match in his home town. There are reports that Dhoni might retire from international cricket after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but Sourav Ganguly has a different take. “Dhoni can continue after the World Cup. If India wins the Cup and Dhoni performs consistently then why should he retire. Age is never a factor if talent is there,” Ganguly said in an interaction with PTI.  highlightslast_img read more