December 7, 2021
Vigilance needed as Omicron variant detected in north – Gildernew

Sinn Fein MLA Colm Gildernew has said heightened vigilance is needed now that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in the north.

The chair of the health committee said:

“There have been three cases of the Omicron variant detected in two separate locations across the north and all are thought to have to have linkages to travel from Britain.

“The Department of Health must immediately ensure that optimal levels of testing and tracing are activated to prevent any further spread of this variant which is thought to be highly transmissible.

“Additionally, the Department of Health must also look at how to prevent more cases from arriving from overseas. 

“I urge the public to take all public health advice seriously and in particular to wear masks where appropriate, take your vaccine and boosters when available and observe public health guidance on hygiene.

“In addition, it is prudent to limit contacts meeting up outdoors or in locations with good ventilation, wearing a face covering and washing hands well and often.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Carers across the state are stretched beyond their means, and their work is taken for granted.

Our plan before the Dáil this evening would increase payments for all carers so that they are adequately supported.

Carers deserve better - their voices must be heard! @DMitchellTD

We must work together to create more good jobs so that our young people have a future here.

I have a positive vision for Derry – at the heart of it is building our economy, ensuring our local businesses thrive & working with our Executive team to transform & invest in our city.

I am delighted to join our Fermanagh and South Tyrone candidate, Pat Cullen, as we speak to workers, families, and local businesses.

As a Trade Union leader and a champion of our health service, Pat knows what it means to have the backs of ordinary people.

She will bring that

Minister must bring forward solution for Forgotten Farmers in this year’s Budget – Claire Kerrane TD

@ClaireKerrane

Load More