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COVID-19: 283 New Cases Confirmed In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:33 15 Jun 2021


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There have been 283 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ireland.

There are 60 people in hospital with the virus, of which 23 are in ICU.

The Department of Health has said the figures may change due to a future data review.

Meanwhile plans for new travel restrictions on people coming to Ireland from the UK have been approved by Cabinet.

People who are not fully vaccinated will have to home quarantine for 10 days and get two negative PCR tests before they can move around.

It comes amid fears of further spread of the Delta variant of COVID.

Unvaccinated passengers people will need to isolate for 10 days, with negative PCR tests on day five and day 10.

Fully vaccinated passengers will be able to leave quarantine with a negative test after day five.

There were calls for mandatory hotel quarantine for UK arrivals, including from some scientists and opposition politicians.

But Transport Minister Eamon Ryan earlier said this would be a step too far.

Speaking ahead of the Cabinet meeting, he said: "The open border with Northern Ireland has always been the issue when people were looking for a zero COVID approach.

"We’re not going to seal our borders, and in these circumstances, I don’t think that would be the right approach."


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