Conflicting views on how to proceed with quarantine

The National Public Health Emergency Team have confirmed that 18 more people have lost their lives from Covid-19 in this Country. 11 of the deaths occurred in March and 7 in February.


761 new cases of the virus were also reported in yesterday evening’s figures. There were 14 new cases in Donegal, while fewer than 5 cases were reported in both Sligo and Leitrim.


Almost 820,000 vaccination have been administered at this stage. Over 590,000 have received their first jab and close to 229,000 have been given their second injection at this stage.


Arrivals from France, Germany and the US won’t face mandatory hotel quarantine – despite recommendations from public health officials.


In total there are 58 high risk states from where people coming to Ireland must book into the quarantine system – including Palestine, the Wallis and Futuna Islands, as well as Puerto Rico.


They must spend 12 nights at the hotel facility at their own expense, but if they test positive for Covid-19 during their stay it will be extended at a cost to the state.


Arrivals from these newly added countries must book in for a stay if they are due to come to Ireland after 4am on Tuesday.


Opposition TD have expressed concern that no countries in Europe with surging Covid cases are included.