Thursday August 6, 2020

Tony O’Brien: Quarantine rules are hardly worth the paper they’re written on

No government can be expected to get everything right on Covid-19, but the authorities have no margin for error on this one

12th July, 2020
The uncomfortable truth is that our regime of self-isolation for those entering or returning to Ireland is little more than a fig leaf

Our national response to Covid-19 has, by and large, been coherent and enjoyed impressive levels of public support and cooperation. The fact that the HSE’s Covid Tracker app was downloaded by more than one million users in just two days was a hallmark of our national willingness to pull together.

Importantly, the change of government does not seem to have destabilised efforts to maximise suppression of virus transmission. It’s going to be a...

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