Nphet confirms case of Omicron variant of Covid-19 found in Ireland

One case of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 was found in the republic from a group of eight cases that have been sequenced, it has been confirmed.

The confirmation came during a briefing for the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Wednesday.

The case is understood to be travel related and was found in a person who traveled to the country from a particular country last week.

The emergence of the new shape last week, which some experts fear may be more transmissible, prompted the government on Friday to impose travel restrictions on passengers from seven southern African countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique.

People arriving in Ireland from these countries are required to quarantine at home for 10 days after entering the country.

Deja una respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *