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#Delta Variant

# delta-variant - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push

Tue 8:13 AM 36,743 Views 65 Comments

Health authorities announced 94 new virus cases, exceeding the previous daily record of 89.

# delta-variant - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Sydney lockdown ends after 106 days
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney lockdown ends after 106 days

Oct 10th 2021, 5:18 PM 19,518 Views 4 Comments

A handful of venues planned to open at 12:01 am local time to vaccinated customers.

# delta-variant - Monday 4 October, 2021

New Zealand drops 'Covid zero' goal after Delta outbreak
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

New Zealand drops 'Covid zero' goal after Delta outbreak

Oct 4th 2021, 7:45 AM 38,127 Views 58 Comments

Jacinda Ardern said that a Delta outbreak had been a “game changer” and that a new approach was needed.

# delta-variant - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Ireland named 'best country' for response to pandemic in Bloomberg monthly resilience ranking
# Simply The Best
# Simply The Best

Ireland named 'best country' for response to pandemic in Bloomberg monthly resilience ranking

Sep 28th 2021, 7:33 PM 35,866 Views 40 Comments

The nation was praised for its “startling turnaround” and the success of the vaccine rollout.

# delta-variant - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest
# Australia
# Australia

Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest

Sep 21st 2021, 2:09 PM 15,306 Views 20 Comments

The city as been in strict lockdown for seven weeks as the city struggles to curb a Delta outbreak.

# delta-variant - Monday 30 August, 2021

WHO warns that Covid-19 deaths in Europe are rising
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

WHO warns that Covid-19 deaths in Europe are rising

Aug 30th 2021, 1:42 PM 27,139 Views 31 Comments

Of the WHO Europe’s 53 nations, 33 registered an incidence rate greater than 10% in the past two weeks, while deaths have increased by 11%.

# delta-variant - Sunday 22 August, 2021

New Zealand queries 'Covid zero' approach as Delta outbreak grows
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

New Zealand queries 'Covid zero' approach as Delta outbreak grows

Aug 22nd 2021, 7:58 AM 47,761 Views 40 Comments

Delta’s highly transmissible nature has raised “big questions” about the elimination strategy, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said.

# delta-variant - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Australia's third-largest city enters snap lockdown as WHO sounds alarm on Delta
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Australia's third-largest city enters snap lockdown as WHO sounds alarm on Delta

Jul 31st 2021, 8:53 AM 41,456 Views 40 Comments

Worldwide, coronavirus infections are once again on the upswing.

# delta-variant - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices
# Google
# Google

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 2:35 PM 42,293 Views 158 Comments

Google Ireland said they had no specifics regarding the measure in this country.

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status
# Thorny Issues
# Thorny Issues

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status

Jul 29th 2021, 1:50 PM 22,337 Views 39 Comments

Asking workers to be fully vaccinated before returning to work raises thorny legal issues.

# delta-variant - Friday 23 July, 2021

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low

Jul 23rd 2021, 9:58 PM 26,259 Views 35 Comments

The overall chances of getting re-infected remain very low, but Delta appears to pose a higher risk than previous variants.

# delta-variant - Saturday 17 July, 2021

'There will be a high volume of cases': Taoiseach says spread of Delta variant is 'serious'
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

'There will be a high volume of cases': Taoiseach says spread of Delta variant is 'serious'

Jul 17th 2021, 5:07 PM 73,864 Views 118 Comments

Covid-19 cases rose sharply this week, particularly among young people.

# delta-variant - Monday 12 July, 2021

'Late' restrictions, low vaccination uptake and a new variant: what's behind Australia's Covid-19 surge?
# Coronavrius
# Coronavrius

'Late' restrictions, low vaccination uptake and a new variant: what's behind Australia's Covid-19 surge?

Jul 12th 2021, 8:30 PM 35,250 Views 31 Comments

Cases in the country have been at record-breaking levels for five days.

# delta-variant - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Catalonia reimposes virus rules as Delta strain wreaks global havoc
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Catalonia reimposes virus rules as Delta strain wreaks global havoc

Jul 10th 2021, 9:20 AM 43,220 Views 47 Comments

The Dutch are also reimposing some restrictions today.

# delta-variant - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

570 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, the highest daily figure since January
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

570 Covid-19 cases reported in Northern Ireland, the highest daily figure since January

Jul 7th 2021, 3:30 PM 19,754 Views 58 Comments

It is the highest daily figure recorded since the beginning of the year.

# delta-variant - Friday 2 July, 2021

Pharmacies set to begin vaccinating 18-34 year-olds from next Monday
# Janssen
# Janssen

Pharmacies set to begin vaccinating 18-34 year-olds from next Monday

Jul 2nd 2021, 11:44 AM 137,450 Views 159 Comments

People in the age bracket can contact a participating pharmacy to book an appointment for the jab.

# delta-variant - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

De Gascun: Delta variant will 'almost certainly' be dominant in Ireland by mid-July
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

De Gascun: Delta variant will 'almost certainly' be dominant in Ireland by mid-July

Jun 30th 2021, 9:33 AM 54,128 Views 128 Comments

The NPHET member says the variant is “at least twice as transmissible as the virus we experienced last summer.”

Australia's outback hub goes into lockdown as anger mounts over slow vaccine rollout
# Australia
# Australia

Australia's outback hub goes into lockdown as anger mounts over slow vaccine rollout

Jun 30th 2021, 7:16 AM 27,321 Views 20 Comments

About 5% of Australians are reported to be fully vaccinated.

# delta-variant - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Minister claims he was speaking in 'personal' capacity when he called for second opinion on NPHET advice

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 9:21 PM 71,438 Views 146 Comments

NPHET issued advice to government yesterday.

Taoiseach: 'Safest way' to return to indoor hospitality is to limit access to those vaccinated or recovered from Covid
# Setback
# Setback

Taoiseach: 'Safest way' to return to indoor hospitality is to limit access to those vaccinated or recovered from Covid

Jun 29th 2021, 1:13 PM 118,700 Views 347 Comments

The reopening was planned for 5 July but is to be delayed for at least two weeks.

NPHET recommendation on indoor dining was 'very divisive', say politicians
# Delta Doubts
# Delta Doubts

NPHET recommendation on indoor dining was 'very divisive', say politicians

Updated Jun 29th 2021, 12:40 PM 52,749 Views 190 Comments
  • Full reopening of hospitality delayed past planned 5 July date
  • Restaurant and pub groups say suggestion is "unworkable" and "ridiculous"
  • The Taoiseach said we are in "a race between the variant and vaccine".
10 million now in lockdown as fourth Australian city issues stay-at-home orders
# Australia
# Australia

10 million now in lockdown as fourth Australian city issues stay-at-home orders

Jun 29th 2021, 6:57 AM 40,379 Views 15 Comments

Australia is now battling flare-ups of the highly contagious Delta variant.

# delta-variant - Monday 28 June, 2021

South Africa bans alcohol sales to fight country's latest Covid-19 surge
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

South Africa bans alcohol sales to fight country's latest Covid-19 surge

Jun 28th 2021, 9:32 AM 23,774 Views 30 Comments

President Ramaphosa banned gatherings, alcohol sales and sit-down meals in the move.

# delta-variant - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak

Jun 27th 2021, 7:13 AM 53,883 Views 59 Comments

The flare-up has been a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.

# delta-variant - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Sydney broadens Covid-19 lockdown as Delta variant cases sweep city
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney broadens Covid-19 lockdown as Delta variant cases sweep city

Jun 26th 2021, 11:25 AM 39,200 Views 60 Comments

The flare-up was a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.

# delta-variant - Friday 25 June, 2021

Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak
# Australia
# Australia

Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak

Jun 25th 2021, 6:37 AM 21,697 Views 45 Comments

Premier of New South Wales state, which includes Sydney, called it the “scariest period” since the pandemic broke out.

'No reason it wouldn't become the dominant strain': Here's all the latest on the Delta variant
# New Infections
# New Infections

'No reason it wouldn't become the dominant strain': Here's all the latest on the Delta variant

Jun 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,581 Views 36 Comments

There are 210 confirmed cases of Delta in Ireland – and ‘as sure as night follows day, this is going to go in one particular direction’.

# delta-variant - Thursday 24 June, 2021

The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?

Jun 24th 2021, 7:30 PM 6,718 Views 1 Comment

TCD virus expert Dr Kim Roberts and reporter Michelle Hennessy join us to explain more.

# delta-variant - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Delta variant: EU health agency warns any 'significant easing' of restrictions will lead to autumn surge
# ECDC
# ECDC

Delta variant: EU health agency warns any 'significant easing' of restrictions will lead to autumn surge

Jun 23rd 2021, 5:14 PM 50,796 Views 55 Comments

The variant will account for 90% of cases in the European Union by the end of August, the agency predicts.

Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector
# Hospitality Industry
# Hospitality Industry

Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector

Jun 23rd 2021, 4:01 PM 14,728 Views 60 Comments

Both restaurateurs and vintners’ representatives have called on the Government to explain the impact of the Delta variant.

Half of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland now indicative of Delta variant
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Half of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland now indicative of Delta variant

Jun 23rd 2021, 3:16 PM 9,261 Views 5 Comments

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of Covid in the UK.

# delta-variant - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 5:57 PM 21,209 Views 33 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

# delta-variant - Monday 21 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jun 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 8,557 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# delta-variant - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Belgium bans British travellers over Delta variant concerns
# Covid19
# Covid19

Belgium bans British travellers over Delta variant concerns

Jun 20th 2021, 10:04 AM 30,087 Views 27 Comments

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland rook effect on Tuesday.

Covid-19: The variant is surging in England - so how is Ireland managing to keep Delta at bay?
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Covid-19: The variant is surging in England - so how is Ireland managing to keep Delta at bay?

Jun 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 101,139 Views 96 Comments

In just one week there has been a 79% rise in cases of this variant across the UK.

# delta-variant - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 9:55 PM 91,321 Views 73 Comments
  • Fully vaccinated people travelling from Great Britain will still need to self-quarantine for at least five days.
  • There are no self-quarantine requirements for those travelling from the North - unless a passenger is travelling from Britain via Northern Ireland.
  • In the week up to Monday, there were 2,270 new cases of Covid-19 - a drop of 21% on the previous week.

# delta-variant - Monday 14 June, 2021

Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks

Jun 14th 2021, 9:29 PM 39,418 Views 44 Comments

It comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to delay reopening plans by four weeks.

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears

Jun 14th 2021, 6:09 PM 46,166 Views 46 Comments

Cases have significantly increased across Great Britain in the last three weeks.

# delta-variant - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 43,050 Views 45 Comments

Ministers are considering putting back the final easing of controls in England for four weeks as cases of the Delta variant surge.

# delta-variant - Friday 11 June, 2021

Taoiseach calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to tackle Covid-19 variants
# Delta
# Delta

Taoiseach calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to tackle Covid-19 variants

Jun 11th 2021, 7:05 PM 28,097 Views 38 Comments

Micheal Martin said Ireland and the UK need to collaborate to monitor the ‘dark cloud’ cast by the Delta variant.

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