An Taoiseach Micheal Martin has urged the public to be vigilant ahead of the next wave of Covid-19.
The Fianna Fail leader urged the people to focus on personal responsibilities as infections rise.
However, he noted that this wave will be much different due to the high level of vaccination across the state.
“We learn lessons from the previous phases. We have far more of the population vaccinated now. So what I would say to people is to be vigilant, to refocus in terms of our personal behaviour. It can be difficult, and people are tired of the pandemic, that I understand,” Martin said.
“But if we all refocus in terms of our own personal responsibilities and personal behaviours, we can go a long way to mitigate the impact of of the Delta variant, whilst we roll out the vaccination programme and try and maintain what we’ve already achieved so far this year.”
The Delta variant is expected to cause a further wave of infections across the country over the next two months.
However, due to the high levels of vaccinations in the community, this wave should be drastically less restrictive than previous waves.