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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# New Strain

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UK reports record number of new Covid-19 infections as case numbers continue to surge
A total of 41,385 new cases were recorded today.
People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'
Dr Colm Henry said NPHET will “be looking at enhanced surveillance of these passengers coming in”.
France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel
The UK government’s chief scientific adviser said cases of the variant strain are appearing “everywhere”.
Stormont advises against non-essential travel between NI and both Republic and Britain
People arriving in Northern Ireland will also be advised to self-isolate for 10 days.
Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport
The Green Party leader also said increased restrictions will come into effect in Ireland “sooner than was originally planned”.
ECDC says there is a lack of evidence on how bad new virus strain is
The new coronavirus strain is estimated to be 70% more transmissible than previous strains.
New coronavirus variant spreading to other parts of UK, public health leader warns
The strain has been detected in Wales and Scotland, but not yet in Northern Ireland.
Explainer: What we do and don't know about the new coronavirus strain reported in the UK
The new variant has not been detected in Ireland to date.
Deadly E.coli outbreak caused by new strain, says WHO
The World Health Organisation has said preliminary tests suggest the wave of E.coli infection affecting Europeans has been caused by a new, mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria.