Lebanon surpasses record daily virus deaths amid protests

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon has hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown measures put in place to curb an exhausting surge in infections. The health ministry said Tuesday the number of new virus-related deaths in a day climbed above 60 for the first time, bringing the total number of deaths in the small country to nearly 2,500. Daily infections have soared in recent weeks and hospitals have struggled with COVID-19 patients, reporting near full occupancy of ICU beds. Nearly 286,000 infections have been recorded since last year.last_img read more

Tipp’s ‘below par’ performance sees them through against Westmeath

first_imgTipperary are through to the second round of the hurling qualifiers, thanks to a win over Westmeath in Semple Stadium yesterday evening.John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer and John McGrath were to thank for the goals as they won on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-15.Tipp lost Niall O’Meara to an ankle injury – and Séamus Callanan was substituted early in the second half having scored his 5 points from placed balls. Tipperary hurling manager Michael Ryan says it was a below par performance from Tipperary..Meanwhile Westmeath hurling manager Michael Ryan says he was happy with his side’s performance, and it’s time to drive Westmeath hurling on…last_img read more