Friday August 14, 2020

Blanket support for government’s emergency lawmaking on Covid-19

A staggering 97 per cent of people agree the government should be able to detain those who have the virus if they refuse to self-isolate

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

29th March, 2020
Around 95 per cent of people agreed that the government should have the power to stop people from moving around to suppress the spread of the virus

The public overwhelmingly support the new emergency coronavirus laws that allow for people to be detained in their own homes and prevented from moving around, according to the latest Business Post/Red C poll.

An Garda Síochána has been given powers to enforce these measures in new regulations drawn up by Minister for Health Simon Harris to slow the spread of the virus.

People who refuse to obey the...

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