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# New variant

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Professor Christine Loscher: Why boosters are so important in the fight against Omicron
Why do we care so much about boosters right now? Let’s look at how we got here.
Omicron Covid variant detected in Ireland from travel but 'no evidence yet' of community transmission
The World Health Organization designated the latest strain of Covid-19 as a variant of concern.
Eight potential cases were sequenced, with one confirmed as Omicron.
Dr Cillian De Gascun said the single case was "positive in some respects" because lab teams believed there may be more.
The case relates to travel from one of seven southern African countries.
All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns
Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland
The health minister also said plans to subsidise antigen tests have been scrapped because prices have dropped in recent weeks.
Netherlands confirms 13 Omicron cases among passengers on flights
The cases emerged from 61 positive cases in passengers on planes from South Africa to Amsterdam.
What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland
It’s not all bad news: one dose of a two-dose vaccine still gives strong protection against hospitalisations from Delta.
'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.