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Call For Quarantine Hotels For People Arriving From Virus Hotspots

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

09:11 2 Jul 2020


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People should be put in quarantine hotels when they arrive into Ireland from coronavirus hotspots.

That's according to the Social Democrats co-leader.

A list of countries that are safe to fly to is due to be completed next week. While there are also calls for a list of states that aren't safe to be put together.

The National Public Health Emergency Team is expected to brief the government on the 14-day quarantine period today.

Róisín Shortall believes it's dangerous to allow people leave the airport without an effective quarantine;

"Hotels at the airport or some other kind of facilities that there are, you know that's what needs to happen. We need to ensure there isn't open access for people coming back from countries that have very high levels of the virus."

Self-isolation

Meanwhile more than half of people arriving in Ireland aren't answering calls to check they're self-isolating.

The Irish Independent reports that between the end of May and middle of June, calls were made to 684 recent arrivals.

But new figures show just 308 of the calls were answered.

Anyone travelling into Ireland has to fill out a form telling officials where they plan to self-isolate for two weeks, but the quarantine itself isn't mandatory.

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