“After rolling lockdowns which have been the longest in Europe, many of the restrictions now need to be eased and people’s lives and livelihoods need to return to as close to normal as possible.” Deputy Willie O’DeaPhoto: Brendan GleesonWILLIE O’Dea TD has called on the Government to expedite the opening up of outdoor activities in light of new data which has emerged. Just one confirmed case of Covid-19 in every thousand is traced to outdoor transmission. Of the 232,164 cases of Covid-19 recorded in the State up to March 24th this year, 262 were as a result of outdoor transmission, representing 0.1 per cent of the total.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Willie O’Dea TD said, “In light of this new information which shows how safe outdoor gatherings are, I am urging the Government to immediately open up all sports at all ages, including tennis and golf. “It is pretty much unheard-of to transmit Covid-19 by playing outdoor sport. It was recently reported that in 12 months of detailed tracing of positive Covid-19 tests in professional soccer, American football, and rugby, there hasn’t been a single case of on-field transmission.“Scientific evidence has already shown how minimal the dangers of transmission of Covid-19 between children are and now we have proof that outdoor gatherings are very safe for everybody. “In light of this information, we should now allow coffee shops and restaurants to serve outdoors and permit all retailers to operate a click or call and collect service. he added. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Email Facebook WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter “It also makes little sense why Ireland is practically the only country in Europe that does not allow churches and other places of worship to open for regular services under Covid 19 restrictions. With so many of the most vulnerable now vaccinated and in view of the importance of public worship to so many people, the Government should now allow places of worship to reopen. Print “Most churches are well ventilated buildings that can seat hundreds of people. By all accounts the churches operated very safely when allowed to open last year with sanitising, allocated places, one-way systems, limits on numbers, social distancing and face coverings. Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsO’Dea Urges Government to open up Outdoor ActivitiesBy Staff Reporter – April 8, 2021 176 Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Post Show | DL BridgeNext article65 Roses Day Goes Virtual… Limerick People Urged to support 65 Roses Day on Friday Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
ABC News(NEW YORK) — On Tuesday, we are watching the South for severe weather and the West for possible feet of snow. Let’s start with the South where a storm system is moving across the Gulf Coast with severe storms. These storms could produce damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes. Cities that will see severe weather Tuesday will be Montgomery, Alabama; Tallahassee and Jacksonville, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; and Charleston, South Carolina.There are a couple of storm systems moving from the West Coast into the northern Plains with heavy snow for the area over the next 48 to 72 hours. As of Tuesday morning, five states are under snow alerts from Washington to Wyoming and these alerts will be expanded into the northern Plains as we move through the morning and afternoon.By Wednesday night into Thursday, cold air will mix with the storm system bringing heavy snow all the way into the Dakotas. The heaviest snow over the next few days will be from the Cascades into the Rockies where locally 30 inches of snow is possible. Half a foot to a foot of snow is possible by Thursday in the northern Plains.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.