New mandatory hotel quarantine laws only ‘half-door measure’


Professor Gabriel Scally says Ireland's new mandatory hotel quarantine laws are only a 'half-door measure'.

The Dáil yesterday passed legislation that will force people arriving from 20 high-risk countries to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks.

A Labour amendment to extend it to all countries was defeated.

Professor Scally says he would also prefer hotel quarantine for all arrivals.