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Lockdown to continue until March 5th with new restrictions

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Cupboard will prolong the Degree 5 lockdown to March fifth following its assembly this morning.

It’s anticipated all present restrictions will keep in place, together with on development.

The reopening of particular schooling and the broader college system was left extra open-ended as negotiations between the Division of Training and unions proceed.

The Cupboard sub-committee additionally accepted necessary two-week quarantining for anybody arriving into the nation with no destructive PCR check.

Fines of €2,500 or a six-month jail sentence may additionally apply.

The identical guidelines will apply for anybody coming from Brazil or South Africa.


Passengers should quarantine at state-chosen accommodations — however will have the ability to go away in the event that they get a destructive PCR check after 5 days.

There shall be elevated garda presence close to ports and airports to query individuals as as to whether their journeys are important, and they’re going to have the ability to hand out elevated fines.

The measures are all anticipated to be accepted by Cupboard this morning, however might take a while to implement.

Talking final evening, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar stated restrictions could be eased very slowly and the time could be used to get as many individuals vaccinated towards Covid-19 as attainable.

In the meantime, Irish and Northern Irish authorities have agreed to share some knowledge in relation to passengers in an effort to curb the unfold of the virus.

The quarantine rule for these with no destructive PCR check is predicted to be accepted immediately.

“The impact of all of this shall be to scale back the quantity of worldwide journey to Eire to a dribble,” a supply instructed The Irish Times.

The supply stated the transfer would cease Irish individuals travelling for holidays throughout the pandemic ‘and British residents from flying into Dublin after which utilizing the North as a backdoor’.

In accordance with proof, 2,500 individuals have travelled to Spain this January, a few of whom had been holidaymakers.

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Garda checkpoints close to airports and ports are set to be considerably ramped up within the subsequent few weeks.

Ministers determined towards necessary quarantine for all travellers much like the measures in Australia, New Zealand and components of east Asia.


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In an look on Claire Byrne Stay on RTÉ final evening, Mr Varadkar stated a compulsory two-week quarantine for all these travelling into Eire had not been dominated out by Authorities.

Northern Eire

Nevertheless, he warned that mandatory quarantine wouldn’t be absolutely efficient with out an all-island strategy because of the Border with Northern Eire.

It’s understood that there’s little likelihood of a joint strategy with Northern Eire within the brief time period regardless of telephone calls between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and the Northern First and Deputy First Ministers, Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill, on Monday.



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