Here are some good news stories that made us smile this week

By May 14, 2020Trending

We all love good news stories!

We did it! Another week down, lads. It was a tough one, wasn’t it?

The whole working from home, self isolation thing is really starting to weigh people down (myself included).

I know things are getting harder as the days go on, and it feels like there is no end in sight. However, as I’ve said before, this isn’t forever, and life will return to what it once was eventually. And frankly, we can’t wait! 

Until then, I want to share some good news stories with you every week, to take away from the doom and gloom that had been populating the news over the last while.

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Covid Recovery

Every day we’re given an updated figure of how many people in Ireland have contracted the Coronavirus. It would melt your head a little sometimes, wouldn’t it? 

Well, here’s a far more uplifting figure for you: 19,470. That’s the number of people that have fully recovered from COVID-19 in Ireland, which is almost 85% of those who have contracted the illness. That’s great to see, right? 

Germany has banned conversion therapy

Wild to think of anything non-coronavirus related at the moment, but there are other great things happening in the world, outside of the land of COVID. For instance, this week, Germany finally passed legislation that bans the practice of “gay conversion therapy” for youth nationwide. The new law bars organisations from offering a service that can supposedly change a person’s sexual orientation to minors. Breaking this law comes with a hefty fine up to €30,000. 

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Jay Z donated masks

Jay Z and fellow rapper Meek Mill will be supplying US correctional facilities in all 50 states with 10 million surgical masks and other personal protective equipment to help prevent the spread of coronavirus among inmate populations.

A spokesperson said: “This is 2.3 million Americans that don’t usually have the loudest voice. That’s why we’re doing this, to give that population a voice and answer their call to be treated like humans.” Love to see it lads. 

An Post are singing for charity

A group of An Post delivery staff based in Drogheda have swapped their satchels for their singing voices.

Despite being busier than ever before delivering letters and parcels, the staff found the time to help the frontline workers at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. More than 50 of them got together outside the sorting office in Drogheda at the beginning of May to record their version of ‘Ireland’s Call’.

The video has been shared across social media and the staff have raised almost €14,000 for the Drogheda hospital. Bravo! 

Have a lovely weekend everyone, be safe!