“The government has decided to extend all existing restrictions until March 5 to reduce the number of people infected. The message to people over the next six weeks is simple: stay home, don’t travel,” he said. Prime Minister Michael Martin.
As a result, non-essential stores, bars, restaurants and schools will have to close, extending the measures taken in early January in a country that has already recorded 2,997 deaths from Kovid-19 with a population of five million.
However, with the exception of “some exceptions”, anyone can enter [na Irlanda] Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said that foreign shipments will be subject to a mandatory embargo. In most cases, newcomers may be quarantined at home, but “for the first time it will be mandatory, no longer indicative”, he explained.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister said that all passengers from Brazil and South Africa would have to go through a compulsory embargo on “designated facilities”. Passengers from other countries who do not have a negative test within 72 hours are also required to be on guard at designated hotels. Short-term travel without a visa will be banned from South Africa or South America until March 5, at least, Martin said.
For the first time, these new restrictions apply to all ports and airports on the island of Ireland, including the British province of Northern Ireland. Police will also strengthen checkposts near ports and airports to enforce the existing five-kilometer limit for non-essential travel.
After passing low cases and deaths through the first two waves of the Pandemic, Ireland recently reached one of the highest rates of infection per million inhabitants in the world, according to Oxford University figures. “We have a very high level of people in our hospitals and intensive care units,” Martin said.