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Mary Lou McDonald calls for mandatory quarantine

By Cate McCurry, PA

The leader of Sinn Fein has said the Government needs to introduce mandatory quarantine for travellers arriving into Ireland.

Mary Lou McDonald described proposals to quarantine those who arrive without a negative Covid-19 test as “absolutely insufficient”.

The Government Covid-19 sub-committee will meet today to discuss the current public health restrictions.

On Tuesday, the Government is to make a decision on whether to extend the health measures in place since last month.

Cabinet will also consider the issue of mandatory quarantine for some arrivals, particularly for those who arrive without a negative test.

However, Ms McDonald said these measures do not go far enough.

“If they don’t have a pre-arrival negative test they should be sent back to from whence they came,” she told RTE Morning Ireland.

“Secondly, we need a second mandatory test after five days of being

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