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#variant

# variant - Monday 23 May, 2022

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

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

May 23rd 2022, 3:09 PM 34,933 Views 29 Comments

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

# variant - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

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

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

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 9:42 PM 53,550 Views 33 Comments

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

# variant - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 22,517 Views 38 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

# variant - Friday 26 November, 2021

WHO designates new Covid strain as 'variant of concern' and names it Omicron
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO designates new Covid strain as 'variant of concern' and names it Omicron

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 9:45 PM 49,864 Views 75 Comments

The US pharmaceutical company Moderna has said that it will develop a booster shot against Omicron.

Explainer: What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?
# B11529
# B11529

Explainer: What do we know about the new Covid variant and how worried should we be?

Nov 26th 2021, 2:34 PM 47,878 Views 66 Comments

The B.1.1.529 variant has first been found in cases in parts of Africa and Asia.

Justice Minister says mandatory hotel quarantine could return over new Covid-19 variant
# Variant
# Variant

Justice Minister says mandatory hotel quarantine could return over new Covid-19 variant

Nov 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 72,044 Views 119 Comments
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly 'deeply concerned' by new variant.
  • Concern rises over transmissibility of variant and its impact on vaccines.
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says EU wants to stop air travel from southern Africa.

# variant - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Flights suspended from six African countries to UK due to new Covid 19 variant
# Virus
# Virus

Flights suspended from six African countries to UK due to new Covid 19 variant

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 10:50 PM 102,312 Views 122 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is “deeply concerned”, about the new variant.

# variant - Monday 21 June, 2021

Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week
# Delta
# Delta

Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week

Jun 21st 2021, 5:55 PM 33,099 Views 74 Comments

Holohan said he was “concerned” by the latest data.

# variant - Sunday 16 May, 2021

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says

May 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 18,638 Views 22 Comments

The British Health Secretary said it is “appropriate” to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.

# variant - Monday 10 May, 2021

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'
# B.1.617
# B.1.617

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'

May 10th 2021, 10:17 PM 33,500 Views 29 Comments

The World Health Organization also said there was evidence to suggest increased transmissibility of this variant.

# variant - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Germany to extend lockdown until 7 March amid concern over variants
# Extended
# Extended

Germany to extend lockdown until 7 March amid concern over variants

Feb 10th 2021, 7:55 PM 24,855 Views 32 Comments

Some exceptions will be made with hairdressers permitted to resume business on 1 March.

# variant - Monday 8 February, 2021

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy

Feb 8th 2021, 2:40 PM 52,995 Views 40 Comments

Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.

# variant - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Jan 20th 2021, 8:48 AM 11,179 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

# variant - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,782 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.