Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said all people coming to the island of Ireland should be required to quarantine.
“I do not agree with the notion of designated states which may pose a ‘high risk’ to the State or where there has been ‘sustained human transmission’,” he said.
“One thing we know about this virus and its variants so far is that it is highly transmissible and highly dangerous. Surely, anyone travelling from anywhere with any instances of Covid should have to quarantine.”
Deputy Pringle addressed the Dáil today on the Health (Amendment) Bill 2021.
He said the country could achieve zero Covid, if a proper strategy were put in place.
“We can and we could if the Government would just put the health and well-being of all of the residents in the country before business interests, profits and lobbyists.”
Deputy Pringle has been calling for an all-Ireland, zero Covid strategy since last year.
He said the bill should be known as the “shutting the stable door once the horse has bolted bill, seeing as some of us have been calling for these measures since May of last year.”