Back in lockdown: Ben Kavanagh’s 3rd coronavirus shutdown – this time in Ireland

We’ve followed him from inside Wuhan to quarantine in Wirral. Now Irish teacher Ben Kavanagh is back in his homeland, but finds himself once more in lockdown as the Covid-19 coronavirus spreads further across Europe. (Subscribe:

Coronavirus & Me: Ben Kavanagh’s journey – from quarantine in Wuhan to Wirral:

Inside Wuhan: Daily life in China’s coronavirus quarantine zone:

Inside Wuhan: Cooking and celebrating birthday in Coronavirus lockdown:

Inside Wuhan: Q&A from China Coronavirus lockdown:

Inside Wuhan: Evacuation plans and apartment tour from Coronavirus quarantine:

Inside Wuhan: Ben travels to airport for evacuation from coronavirus epicentre:

Leaving Wuhan: Ben is evacuated to the UK and taken to two week quarantine zone:

Inside Quarantine: Ben shows us round his UK home for the next two weeks | China Virus:

Inside Quarantine: Ben spends his first day in quarantine in the UK:

Inside Quarantine: Ben unpacks care package on day 2 of coronavirus isolation:

Coronavirus: Ben answers your questions about life in quarantine:

Inside Quarantine: Ben realises his mask is upside down and news on return to teaching:

Inside Quarantine: Ben tries to teach online lesson for his Wuhan students:

Inside Quarantine: Ben awaits coronavirus all clear and gets Irish treats:

Inside Quarantine: Ben tests negative for coronavirus ahead of release:

Outside Quarantine: Q&A with Ben and his mum after release from Coronavirus lockdown:


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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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    Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel.

    Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.

    The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.

    A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.

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  • 1 thought on “Back in lockdown: Ben Kavanagh’s 3rd coronavirus shutdown – this time in Ireland”

    1. Hi I am trying to raise a contact for Ben please, it is about an ebook featuring educator stories of the pandemic. Can anyone help me make contact?



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