No new ‘variants of concern’ in Ireland since introduction of hotel quarantine

Despite pressure from lobby groups to relax the mandatory hotel quarantine requirements, public health figures are happy that the measures to reduce Covid infections are working well

Dr Ina Kelly: ‘Public health consultants breathed a huge sigh of relief when mandatory hotel quarantine came in. It's making a huge difference to protecting the population.’

The number of new “variants of concern” of Covid-19 detected in Ireland has fallen to zero since the introduction of mandatory hotel quarantine in late March, new data shows.

The number of cases of the P1, Brazilian variant, and B1.351, South African variant, fell from a combined peak of almost 30 cases detected in the week before its introduction to zero in the last week of April, according to data from the Health Protection Surveillance ...