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CMO reiterates call for people to reduce social contacts

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The Chief Medical Officer has reiterated his call for people to continue to reduce their social contacts and avoid crowded places as the Omicron variant continues to spread.

Dr Tony Holohan's remarks come as a record number of 13,765 new cases of Covid-19 were reported yesterday by the Department of Health.

The department estimates that 83% of cases are now attributable to the Omicron variant. Mr Holohan said the high transmissibility of the variant meant people should avoid "risky environments" and take every measure to protect themselves, including receiving a booster vaccine once eligible to do so. "All of the available evidence indicates that a booster vaccine will offer good protection against infection with the Omicron variant", Mr

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