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# omicron - Yesterday’s News

New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say
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# Omicron

New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say

Fri 11:42 AM 25,834 Views 31 Comments

However, the HSPC have said that there is no indication that the severity of the virus has changed.

# omicron - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Covid-19: Ireland's cases are rising quickly - here's why and what it means
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# Omicron

Covid-19: Ireland's cases are rising quickly - here's why and what it means

Jun 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 75,872 Views 63 Comments
  • The number of people with Covid-19 is on the rise once again.
  • Ireland is quietly fighting Omicron subvariants that are less affected by immune responses to the virus.
  • Lauren Boland breaks down the latest Covid-19 data and speaks to an immunologist about the spread of the subvariants.

# omicron - Monday 23 May, 2022

A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?
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# Omicron

A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?

May 23rd 2022, 3:09 PM 34,823 Views 29 Comments

BA.4 and BA.5 were identified by the ECDC as variants of concern earlier this month.

# omicron - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
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# China

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

May 17th 2022, 7:40 AM 7,307 Views 7 Comments

The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.

# omicron - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Covid deaths hit new daily high in South Korea amid surge in Omicron cases
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# Covid-19

Covid deaths hit new daily high in South Korea amid surge in Omicron cases

Mar 17th 2022, 12:32 PM 14,277 Views 3 Comments

The 429 deaths reported in the latest 24 hours were nearly 140 more than the previous one-day record.

# omicron - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge
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# Covid-19

Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge

Mar 16th 2022, 2:32 PM 16,356 Views 8 Comments

The city has recorded nearly a million infections and more than 4,600 deaths in the last three months.

# omicron - Friday 18 February, 2022

Germany has passed Omicron peak, says health minister
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Germany has passed Omicron peak, says health minister

Feb 18th 2022, 10:50 AM 11,284 Views 5 Comments

The country’s health minister has still warned against lifting restrictions too quickly however.

# omicron - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Sweden ends wide-scale Covid testing as pandemic restrictions lifted
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# Covid-19

Sweden ends wide-scale Covid testing as pandemic restrictions lifted

Feb 9th 2022, 12:59 PM 11,567 Views 6 Comments

The move puts the nation at odds with most of Europe, but experts say it could become the norm as costly testing yields fewer benefits with Omicron.

# omicron - Monday 31 January, 2022

'Stealth Omicron' spreads more than original strain, Danish study finds
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# Coronvirus

'Stealth Omicron' spreads more than original strain, Danish study finds

Jan 31st 2022, 10:07 PM 39,676 Views 42 Comments

Sub-variant BA.2 – also called “stealth Omicron” – was detected earlier this year.

Ryanair posts €96 million loss for third quarter of 2021
# Losses
# Losses

Ryanair posts €96 million loss for third quarter of 2021

Jan 31st 2022, 8:16 AM 9,662 Views 9 Comments

The airline said it is selling more tickets for the summer season than it had before the pandemic.

# omicron - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'

Updated Jan 26th 2022, 8:15 AM 23,901 Views 9 Comments

Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.

# omicron - Sunday 23 January, 2022

New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules
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# Omicron

New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:46 AM 60,979 Views 84 Comments

Jacinda Ardern had been planning to get married next weekend but the celebration has been postponed.

# omicron - Monday 17 January, 2022

WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly
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# David Nabarro

WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly

Jan 17th 2022, 1:42 PM 27,498 Views 31 Comments

Nabarro said that while countries should hope for the best, they should expect difficulties to arrive.

Unvaccinated people to be excluded from venues under new French Covid law
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# Vaccine Pass

Unvaccinated people to be excluded from venues under new French Covid law

Jan 17th 2022, 9:42 AM 27,848 Views 100 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron had hoped to pass the bill through the National Assembly sooner but was slowed due to opposition.

# omicron - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

Jan 16th 2022, 1:55 PM 13,752 Views 22 Comments

The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.

# omicron - Friday 14 January, 2022

Govt to review 8pm closing time as Taoiseach hopes NPHET advice will allow easing of restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Govt to review 8pm closing time as Taoiseach hopes NPHET advice will allow easing of restrictions

Jan 14th 2022, 1:45 PM 36,205 Views 62 Comments

Micheál Martin says case numbers are levelling off.

# omicron - Thursday 13 January, 2022

HSE boss Reid says 'stable' ICU numbers are encouraging for hospital system
# Omicron Wave
# Omicron Wave

HSE boss Reid says 'stable' ICU numbers are encouraging for hospital system

Jan 13th 2022, 3:46 PM 13,404 Views 18 Comments

Paul Reid said the Omicron variant is still having a significant impact on the health service.

# omicron - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Changes to HGV driving and resting time brought in due to driver shortages
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# Covid Absences

Changes to HGV driving and resting time brought in due to driver shortages

Jan 11th 2022, 7:58 PM 41,471 Views 47 Comments

The derogation will see the maximum hours for HGV drivers increased to 112 hours in a two week period.

Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 11:12 AM 23,927 Views 19 Comments

In England, people who test positive on an antigen test will no longer need to take a PCR test to confirm their result.

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
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# Ce Mark

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,706 Views 17 Comments

Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.

# omicron - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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# Albania

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jan 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 22,547 Views 4 Comments

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

Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today

Jan 8th 2022, 1:15 PM 28,724 Views 203 Comments

Health authorities are encouraging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated.

The Explainer: What can we learn from South Africa’s Omicron wave?
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# The Explainer

The Explainer: What can we learn from South Africa’s Omicron wave?

Jan 8th 2022, 10:00 AM 11,086 Views 5 Comments

Can we say for definite now that Omicron is milder than other variants?

# omicron - Friday 7 January, 2022

UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages
# UK
# UK

UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages

Jan 7th 2022, 9:39 AM 11,321 Views 17 Comments

The deployment will include 40 military medics and 160 general duty personnel.

# omicron - Thursday 6 January, 2022

No new restrictions recommended by NPHET
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# Omicron

No new restrictions recommended by NPHET

Jan 6th 2022, 8:50 PM 54,536 Views 80 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said earlier this week that most patients in ICU have the Delta variant.

Stormont Assembly to be recalled over Omicron surge
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# Stormont Assembly

Stormont Assembly to be recalled over Omicron surge

Jan 6th 2022, 7:32 PM 9,032 Views 3 Comments

The move follows a recall motion submitted by Sinn Fein MLA Pat Sheehan.

Hospitals under 'relentless pressure' as at least 8,500 HSE staff absent due to Omicron
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# HSE Briefing

Hospitals under 'relentless pressure' as at least 8,500 HSE staff absent due to Omicron

Jan 6th 2022, 3:48 PM 18,512 Views 27 Comments

HSE Chief Paul Reid says there is “absolutely no doubt” that Covid case numbers are much higher than the daily recorded figures.

# omicron - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

No rule change for close contacts as Taoiseach warns of 'accelerating exponential growth'
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# Omicron

No rule change for close contacts as Taoiseach warns of 'accelerating exponential growth'

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 3:24 PM 121,979 Views 88 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said that sectors can apply for derogation on the rules if deemed necessary.
  • Education Minister Norma Foley said today she said she would not be seeking a derogation for teachers.
  • Hospital data shows that the bulk of Ireland’s sickest Covid-19 patients have the Delta variant and not the highly contagious Omicron strain.

# omicron - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Ireland ranked highest in Europe for boosters as elective care may be cancelled due to Covid
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# Omicron

Ireland ranked highest in Europe for boosters as elective care may be cancelled due to Covid

Updated Jan 4th 2022, 7:45 PM 91,306 Views 107 Comments

Strict close contact rules and the prevalence of Covid-19 have caused worker shortages in some sectors.

Blow for Macron's party as opposition join forces to hold up Covid bill
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# World Report

Blow for Macron's party as opposition join forces to hold up Covid bill

Jan 4th 2022, 1:37 PM 15,346 Views 22 Comments

The United States set a new world record with more than one million cases logged yesterday.

# omicron - Friday 31 December, 2021

Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down
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# Omicron

Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down

Dec 31st 2021, 3:24 PM 21,808 Views 11 Comments

The average number of new daily coronavirus cases globally has passed the symbolic one million mark.

Poll: Will you use an antigen test today?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you use an antigen test today?

Dec 31st 2021, 9:30 AM 60,001 Views 46 Comments

Some people are planning gatherings to ring in 2022.

# omicron - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 20,554 new cases confirmed in Ireland as new PCR regime announced
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 20,554 new cases confirmed in Ireland as new PCR regime announced

Updated Dec 30th 2021, 7:11 PM 264,167 Views 396 Comments

The latest figures were reported by the Department of Health today.

# omicron - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

US hits new record for daily Covid cases as WHO warns over Omicron 'tsunami'
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# Omicron

US hits new record for daily Covid cases as WHO warns over Omicron 'tsunami'

Updated Dec 29th 2021, 8:18 PM 82,439 Views 42 Comments

Case numbers have shot up 11% globally in the last week.

# omicron - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus
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# Omicron

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 9:42 PM 53,540 Views 33 Comments

To hold back the tide, European nations brought back curbs with painful economic and social consequences.

Coronavirus: 9,006 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 9,006 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Dec 28th 2021, 12:53 PM 87,696 Views 72 Comments

The latest figures were reported by the Department of Health today.

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
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# Pcr Tests

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 12:50 PM 111,984 Views 138 Comments
  • Paul Reid said it appears cases of Omicron may have peaked in some other countries but not yet in Ireland
  • He said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases
  • Children aged five to 11 who are at high risk from Covid-19, or live with someone high risk, can now be registered for a vaccine

# omicron - Monday 27 December, 2021

France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections
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# Omicron

France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections

Updated Dec 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 117,311 Views 73 Comments

In England, politicians said there would be no further restrictions before 2022 but people are urged to be “cautious”.

Aer Lingus cancels handful of European flights due to resourcing challenges
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# Grounded

Aer Lingus cancels handful of European flights due to resourcing challenges

Dec 27th 2021, 7:32 PM 47,789 Views 11 Comments

The Irish airline is liaising directly with affected customers.

# omicron - Sunday 26 December, 2021

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach
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# Pandemic

If Omicron is more infectious but less severe it could create a new horizon, says Taoiseach

Dec 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 48,926 Views 27 Comments

Micheál Martin says he is hopeful for 2022.

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