Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan has said that the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) believes Ireland is going to go through a further Covid-19 wave, driven by the Delta variant.
Yesterday, NPHET said the Delta variant now accounts for 70% of cases in Ireland, up from 55% on the week before.
“That’s our belief, that we are facing a significant wave of Delta-driven transmission and we are going to be in the same situation in that respect as all of the rest of western Europe,” Holohan said.
On Tuesday, the Government delayed the reopening of indoor hospitality until July 19th at the earliest.
It was also noted that once indoor hospitality reopens, only those who are vaccinated will be able to avail of the service.
From next Monday, 18-34-year-olds will be able to contact a pharmacy to avail of the single shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.