New rules as Covid infections hit record highs

More than 5,000 cases reported yesterday

Sligo News File

With no sign of a drop in outbreaks of the Covid virus and now the emergence of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the disease, further restrictions on movement and trade seem inevitable.

According to health authorities, 5,124 cases were recorded in 24 hours yesterday.

Ryan, the Green minister is reportedly among the latest to test positive for the infectious condition.

Deaths worldwide number 5,370,270 to date.

Meanwhile, thousands have demonstrated against government-imposed restrictions in several EU and other states.