The Government should consider closing the country’s borders to prevent new Covid-19 coming into the State, one of the leading infectious diseases experts has said.
Dr Paddy Mallon said a major risk to the State was more new Covid-19 infections coming in.
Dr Mallon is a consultant at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin and professor of microbial diseases at UCD.
He said a major risk to the State was more new Covid-19 infections coming in.
“We have got our own outbreak in the country that we are trying to extinguish but the big threat is new infections coming in,” he said.
“We should be looking seriously over the next week at protecting our borders and stopping new infections coming in because it will give us the ability to control the infections that we have.”
His warning comes after tension in Donegal over visitors coming to holiday homes here from across the border.
However, many point out that the issue is a two-way thing with many Donegal people crossing the border to shop in the North.
However, it would appear that the lockdown imposed on Friday night is working.
People are being allowed to exercise once a day but are being asked not to travel more than 2kms from their homes.
Despite busy scenes in Inishowen last week, there were very few people out and about on beaches such as Lisfannon in recent days.Tags: