Individuals travelling between the Republic and the North must be alert to the chance of Covid-19 variants, the chief medical officers on each side of the border have mentioned.
The variety of possible or confirmed circumstances of the Delta variant of Covid-19 sequenced within the North has now risen to 254, up from 111 final week, based on the Public Well being Company NI.
Earlier right now, Dr Tony Holohan met along with his counterpart within the North, Michael McBride, to debate the Covid-19 scenario on an all-island foundation.
They expressed “their rising concern” in regards to the Delta variant, and referred to as on the general public on each side of the border to comply with public well being recommendation.
A spokesperson mentioned: “The chief medical officers reminded people who find themselves desiring to journey throughout the border over the approaching days to be alert to the epidemiological scenario within the related native areas.”
In addition they urged folks to “keep away from actions” which may put them vulnerable to contracting the virus.
In a joint assertion, they mentioned: “Now’s a time for continued warning to be able to keep the progress made so far in every jurisdiction, till extra individuals are totally vaccinated.”
They highlighted the dangers to the many individuals on the island who should not but vaccinated.
Individuals nonetheless ready for a shot are suggested to keep away from crowds or massive occasions, and to satisfy up with others open air the place attainable.
They need to additionally go for testing in the event that they develop any signs of Covid-19.