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EU backs new Omicron vaccines for first jabs, and not just for boosters
Maskless World Cup scenes spark anger in China
World Health Organisation warns Covid is still an international emergency
Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter
New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says
European Medicines Agency approves first Omicron-specific Covid vaccines
Immunologist says boosters must be used 'at the right time' to protect against winter Covid wave
New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say
Covid-19: Ireland's cases are rising quickly - here's why and what it means
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.
A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?
Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
Covid deaths hit new daily high in South Korea amid surge in Omicron cases
Hong Kong morgues running out of space amid Omicron surge
Germany has passed Omicron peak, says health minister
Sweden ends wide-scale Covid testing as pandemic restrictions lifted
'Stealth Omicron' spreads more than original strain, Danish study finds
Ryanair posts €96 million loss for third quarter of 2021
Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
New Zealand’s PM postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules
WHO Special Envoy anticipates Covid-19 will become milder, but warns against reopening quickly
Unvaccinated people to be excluded from venues under new French Covid law
Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
Govt to review 8pm closing time as Taoiseach hopes NPHET advice will allow easing of restrictions
HSE boss Reid says 'stable' ICU numbers are encouraging for hospital system
Changes to HGV driving and resting time brought in due to driver shortages
Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread
EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today
The Explainer: What can we learn from South Africa’s Omicron wave?
UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages
No new restrictions recommended by NPHET
Stormont Assembly to be recalled over Omicron surge
Hospitals under 'relentless pressure' as at least 8,500 HSE staff absent due to Omicron
No rule change for close contacts as Taoiseach warns of 'accelerating exponential growth'
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.
Ireland ranked highest in Europe for boosters as elective care may be cancelled due to Covid
Blow for Macron's party as opposition join forces to hold up Covid bill
Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down
Poll: Will you use an antigen test today?