Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald
On RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Sarah McInerney.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that tourists should be told “don’t come this season” and that anyone arriving in the country should face mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The island of Ireland cannot be left exposed and it was not enough to accept “on a wing and prayer” that people were self-quarantining.
Ms McDonald said that experts need to come up with alternatives and she accepted that tests produced false negatives. “I was that person myself,” she said.
For epidemiological purposes the island of Ireland was a single unit, she said.