Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# variant of concern

Last year
# omicron
A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?
BA.4 and BA.5 were identified by the ECDC as variants of concern earlier this month.
All time
# variant of concern
Omicron cases in Scotland increase to 29 with Steps concert the source of six cases
Wales has also recorded its first cases of the variant of concern.
# variant of concern
Explainer: One week on, what we know and don't know about Omicron
The variant of concern is now in every continent but there is still much to be investigated.
# variant of concern
More transmissible 'Delta plus' Covid variant identified in India
The variant has been detected in 22 samples from across three states.
# variant of concern
Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears
Some 44 confirmed cases of the variant have been found in south London, with a further 30 probable cases identified.