Calls for ‘Buffer Zone’ along border to prevent covid-19

A buffer zone along the border could be used to stop the spread of Covid-19 between Northern Ireland and the Republic.


The Independent Scientific Advocacy Group, which has been advocating for a zero-Covid strategy has written to the Government with a number of solutions, after the Taoiseach said the country isn’t in a position to seal the border.


A “red zone” in border areas with high levels of infection would be surrounded by a “buffer zone” between ten and thirty kilometres wide, with graduated travel restrictions.


The Labour Leader wants a national aggressive suppression strategy brought in, including mandatory quarantine at airports for inward travel.


Deputy Alan Kelly says checks should be put in place within 5 kilometres of the border to stop the spread of Covid-19: