Two cases of the BA.4 and BA.5 variants have been confirmed here.
A leading immunologist says he's not "hugely concerned" about the latest covid variant to hit Ireland.
Two cases of the BA.4 and BA.5 variants have been confirmed here, though there is no indication that they are any more severe than Omicron.
But the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have reclassified both variants from ""variants of interest" to "variants of concern".
Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, Mullingar's Kingston Mills doesn't expect the development to cause a huge surge in cases: