Second plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon Airport

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleGardai seize 11 vehicles in 24 hour period at COVID-19 checkpoints in LimerickNext articleA sharp shock of electro / indie – New music from Limerick duo Pity Of The Sea Meghann Scully WhatsApp Linkedin Second plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon AirportA second Qatar Airways cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China landed at Shannon Airport today.The plane touched down at Shannon at 1.00 pm and was the second consignment to arrive in Shannon in under a week.Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators, masks and thermometers for distribution to frontline workers around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19.This follows a delivery of ICU ventilators and hospital beds which arrived in Shannon on a Qatar plane on 3rd April.Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest cargo operators and has an extensive network of more than 160 destinations using both freight and passenger flights.The airline resumed flights to China on 30th March to support the global supply chain, which includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid, essential to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.Commenting on this latest consignment Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “As an essential service our airport remains open to facilitate cargo and repatriation flights at this unprecedented time.“We were delighted to facilitate the arrival of this second and much welcomed consignment of urgently needed medical supplies.” she said. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email LimerickNewsSecond plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – April 10, 2020 323 center_img TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Advertisement Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Coronavirus vaccine should be mandatory in Australia: PM

first_imgThe country already has “no jab, no play” rules that mean kids have to receive vaccines for diseases including polio and tetanus to enroll in kindergarten or school.But debate still rages about whether those rules impinge on personal freedoms, and hardline anti-vaxers flood online forums with conspiracy theories and misinformation about the risks.The coronavirus pandemic — which has killed more than 400 Australians — has coincided with a sharp uptick in online misinformation, speculation and opposition to vaccines — something experts have dubbed an “infodemic”. No effective vaccine for coronavirus has yet been released, although Morrison said he was optimistic one could be developed by early next year, with manufacturing taking just a few months more.”As soon as we get the recipe we’ll be making it,” he said. Anticipating a backlash from vocal anti-vaccine activists, Morrison said the stakes were too high to allow the disease to continue unchecked.”We’re talking about a pandemic that has destroyed the global economy and taken the lives of hundreds of thousands all around the world,” he said, while stressing the government has not yet made a decision.The Australian government estimates that up to 95 percent of the population would need to be immune to the virus for it to be eradicated.”We need the most extensive and comprehensive response to this to get Australia back to normal,” Morrison said, after announcing the vaccine would be free to all Australians. Australia should make any coronavirus vaccine compulsory for its 25 million citizens bar medical exemptions, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, wading into a heated ethical debate.After reaching a deal for the country to manufacture a “promising” vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, Morrison said getting the jab should be “as mandatory as you can possibly make it”.”There are always exemptions for any vaccine on medical grounds, but that should be the only basis,” he told radio station 3AW in Melbourne.center_img Topics :last_img read more

ThurstonTalk’s Weekend Event Calendar For Olympia

first_imgAnother weekend with forecasted beautiful weather!  Is this really Western Washington?!  Pick from a wide variety of events happening around town.  Then, mark your calendar for the ever-popular Fall Arts Walk next weekend.Thurston Solar Tour – Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pmPuget Sound Classic 5k & 10k – Saturday at 9:00 am, benefitting Bronwyn’s WheelhouseNisqually River Watershed Festival at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge – Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pmPick up a small notebook and head outside to gather leaves.  Get some great tips on creating a leaf journal here.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at [email protected]  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here. Facebook23Tweet0Pin0last_img read more