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Concern as new BA.2.75 variant of Omicron poses risk of winter wave

The Covid surge is showing signs of slowing but fresh challenges could be on their way

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Residents wearing face masks line up to get tested for coronavirus in Macau yesterday. Photo: John Mak/Reuters

Residents wearing face masks line up to get tested for coronavirus in Macau yesterday. Photo: John Mak/Reuters

Residents wearing face masks line up to get tested for coronavirus in Macau yesterday. Photo: John Mak/Reuters

A new Covid-19 variant which may have the capacity to spread and cause more surges this autumn is under surveillance.

Amid signs the rate of increase in Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations in Ireland in this summer surge is slowing, and could peak soon, the forecast seems clear. Fresh waves are expected every two to three months.


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