The Ministry of Health said that the NPHET epidemiological team met regularly over the weekend to monitor the situation of the Omicron variant in Europe and is currently considering what additional measures are required.
In a statement, the department said that although it was formally told by European alert systems it is aware of media reports of Omicron cases in the UK, Italy, Germany and Belgium.
NPHET said a number of the mitigation measures outlined by the government on Friday have been implemented to mitigate the arrival of the variant in Ireland.
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