Europe: Another huge Covid wave is building right across the continent

Almost every country in Europe is now seeing a big increase in Covid cases. In many instances, the waves are already higher than the December 2021 wave....More...

Europe: all-time Covid infection record broken by growing winter superwave

Europe has broken through its all-time high for Covid cases, and is seeing sharp increases in infections right across the continent....More...

Ireland: new restrictions to prevent Covid winter wave

Working from home, midnight closing time for hospitality among measures announced by Irish Taoiseach.

Latest changes to Irish Covid-19 restrictions:

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs – midnight closing from Thursday;
Return to working from home;
Digital Covid certs to be presented in theatres and cinemas;
Entire household to self-isolate for five days following a positive case in the house;
Adults over the age of 50 to receive booster shot

Everyone should work from home, hospitality must close at midnight and those who are close contacts of confirmed cases must restrict their movements for five days, the Taoiseach has confirmed....More...

Prediction: European Covid winter wave of 2021 will be the worst wave of the pandemic so far

This isn’t the most difficult prediction we have ever had to make, but there is no doubt that, despite huge vaccination campaigns across the continent, the winter wave now breaking over Europe will be their worst wave of the pandemic so far....More...

WHO: 500,000 deaths from Covid in Europe this winter

“The current pace of transmission across the 53 countries of the European Region is of grave concern,” said regional WHO head Hans Kluge....More...

Ireland: highest Covid numbers since January 2021 despite 92.5% vaccination rate

Ireland has reported the highest 7 day Covid case rate since the peak of January 2021 wave. The current case rate is three times what it was at the same point last year....More...

The waxing and waning of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe shows new danger areas emerging

Europe has seen major changes in coronavirus case rates over the last two months. In many areas of Europe covid case rates have dropped sufficiently to allow restrictions to be eased, but there are notable exceptions....More...