Scally warns Ireland to put Britain on red travel list

The medical expert warns mandatory quarantine is vital to protect our national vaccine strategy from new Covid-19 variant

21st February, 2021
Scally warns Ireland to put Britain on red travel list
Dr Gabriel Scally, said the potential spread of the new Bristol variant could threaten the effectiveness of Ireland’s vaccine strategy

The Irish government should add Britain to its list of countries that require mandatory hotel quarantine, a leading epidemiologist has said.

Dr Gabriel Scally, a professor of public health at the University of Bristol, said the potential spread of the new Bristol variant could threaten the effectiveness of Ireland’s vaccine strategy.

The original UK variant, B117, first detected in Ireland on Christmas Day, became the dominant variant here within weeks.

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