More cases in November than pr...


More cases in November than previous peak in January

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06:25 1 Dec 2021

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Nearly 18,000 more Covid cases were reported last month than during the previous peak in January.

Almost 123,000 were confirmed during November - compared to less than 105,000 in January.

From Friday, overseas travellers to Ireland will require a negative PCR or professionally conducted antigen test, due to the Omicron variant.

Former HSE director-general, Tony O'Brien, says that it's the right decision.

"It is prudent to have a requirement that no one can board a plane or a ferry without knowing their Covid status.

"In other words, we don't want Covid positive people embarking on travel, or arriving into Ireland.

"I think it's a prudent and sensible decision, and with antigen testing it does have to be a professionally carried out antigen test, because a self test is of very limited value in the context of travel."

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