Local Professor says government should consider jailing tourists who don’t quarantine

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:

 

The Health Minister says airlines and tour operators will be told to advise customers they must self-isolate for two weeks when coming to Ireland.

Stephen Donnelly says he doesn’t want tourists going where they like when they arrive: