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# b11529 - Friday 26 November, 2021

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 6:35 PM 133,308 Views 57 Comments

Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands are among countries to have already banned visitors from South Africa.

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

Nov 26th 2021, 2:34 PM 47,823 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 72,014 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.

# b11529 - 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 102,196 Views 123 Comments

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