Mandatory Hotel Quarantine System
Opposition parties have sharply criticised issues around the mandatory hotel quarantine system – describing it as a ‘shambles’.
They’ve also warned of possible chaos in the coming days, as arrivals from over a dozen other countries will have to quarantine from tomorrow.
It was confirmed yesterday that the booking system for the quarantine hotels has been ‘temporarily suspended’ due to a lack of capacity.
The decision came less than 48 hours before 16 more countries – including the US, France and Italy – are added to the quarantine list.
A higher than expected number of ‘walk-ins’ – people who arrive in the country without having booked a quarantine stay – is said to be one of the main reasons behind capacity problems.
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan today said capacity will be increased shortly, and noted that the system will ‘change constantly’.
On Newstalk Breakfast, Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said the system is a ‘shambles’ at the moment.
He said: “It’s all a result in my view of a lack of planning. It’s that plain and simple.
Credit to : Newstalk