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Ireland’s cabinet ‘restricting movements’ after minister tested for COVID-19

Ireland’s cabinet ‘restricting movements’ after minister tested for COVID-19

World
Ireland's entire cabinet had to "restrict their movements" after the health minister felt unwell and was tested for coronavirus.Stephen Donnelly began to feel unwell with a cough and contacted his doctor for a coronavirus test. Mr Donnelly has since said his test results were negative.The Irish parliament was suspended out of an "abundance of caution", Prime Minister Micheal Martin said, but it reconvened a few hours later.Mr Martin had told RTE television that government ministers would restrict their movements while they waited for the results of the COVID-19 test being taken by Mr Donnelly. It had been reported earlier that they would self-isolate. ...
Google data shows how people’s movements have changed since outbreak

Google data shows how people’s movements have changed since outbreak

Technology
Visits to shops, museums and cafes in the UK have fallen by 85% since the coronavirus outbreak, according to data shared by Google. The technology firm's anonymised data of people's locations provides an insight into how the public are moving around during the pandemic. The information comes from products such as Google Maps, the company said. During the period between 16 February and 29 March, visits by people in the UK to retail and recreation locations, such as restaurants, shopping centres and galleries dropped by 85%.Trips to outdoor spaces such as parks and beaches fell 52%. ...
Spain limits movements, closes shops to stem virus spread

Spain limits movements, closes shops to stem virus spread

World
MADRID -- Spain’s government announced Saturday that it is placing tight restrictions on movements and closing restaurants and other establishments in the nation of 46 million people as part of a two-week state of emergency to fight the sharp rise in coronavirus infections. Spain has followed Italy’s path in implementing a similar lockdown after both European countries failed to contain the virus in regional hotspots. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez detailed the battery of exceptional measures in a nationally televised address after holding a Cabinet meeting that lasted over seven hours. The delay was reportedly due to discrepancies in the coalition government of Sánchez’s Socialists and the anti-austerity United We Can. “From now we enter into a new phase,” Sánchez said. “We won’