One new country has been added to Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine list, while travelers from Britain have been urged to “strictly adhere” to home quarantine amid the delta variable spread.
This comes after Afghanistan, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Trinidad and Tobago were added to the list at the end of last week.
Persons arriving in Ireland who have been in or transited through these states in the previous 14 days must enter into mandatory hotel quarantine.
Uganda will soon be included in the hotel quarantine booking system. More information about the quarantine system is available Here.
The Ministry of Health said it remains a legal requirement for all other arrivals to the country to have a negative or “undetected” result from a Covid-19 RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before their arrival.
It is also a legal requirement that they adhere to a 14-day period of mandatory “home” quarantine. This period can be shortened if a person receives an undetected RT-PCR test result taken at least five days after their arrival.
“Given concerns about a new alternative to Covid-19, people traveling from Great Britain are strongly advised to take advantage of the free test five days after their arrival in Ireland, and strictly adhere to the statutory home quarantine requirements,” the department said.
There has been growing concern about the spread of the delta variant in the UK as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to sign off on plans to delay lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England amid growing concerns about the increase in the state of the highly transmissible variant.
The prime minister is expected to agree to suspend the final easing of controls for up to four weeks when he meets with senior ministers and officials upon his return today from the G7 summit in Cornwall.
That could mean lifting the lockdown – which was scheduled for June 21 under the government’s roadmap – back to July 19.
The move is expected to be confirmed in an official announcement tomorrow.
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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly
Source: Saxony Lazarov
Yesterday, the Irish Ministry of Health confirmed 431 new cases of COVID-19.
She stated that 58 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, 22 of whom are in the intensive care unit.
Data on the number of Covid-19-related deaths, as well as case numbers by county, were affected by the cyberattack on HSE IT systems.
About 3.1 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have been administered in the state.
More than 2.2 million people received the first dose (56.3% of the eligible population) and more than 1.1 million were fully vaccinated (28.1%).