Tourists not quarantining should be jailed – McConkey

The government should consider jailing tourists who don't quarantine for two weeks, according to an infectious disease expert.

It follows reports over the weekend some US visitors were failing to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

Direct flights to Ireland resumed from several US cities in recent days, despite the country continuing to record high numbers of coronavirus cases.

Professor Sam McConkey from the Royal College of Surgeons, says legal penalties may be needed to stop a rise in cases here: