📻 Minister @SimonHarrisTD tells Claire Byrne it is his “very firm view” that people who are fully vaccinated and have negative PCR tests should not have to hotel quarantine, & to force them to do so “seems illogical”.#TodayCB @RTERadio1
— Today with Claire Byrne (@TodaywithClaire) April 13, 2021
From Thursday, the US will be added to the Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list.
Name those planes, anyone?
A woman who returned from Dubai ten days ago to support her mother after her father was diagnosed with cancer, has become the latest person to challenge the legality of her detention at a quarantine hotel, in what her lawyers described as a “profoundly urgent” application.
A special remote sitting of the High Court was told last night that 30-year-old Emma Kelly was fully vaccinated and had tested negative for Covid-19 twice before she travelled from the United Arab Emirates and arrived here ten days ago.
Her lawyers told the court she should have been tested again today but has been told she won’t receive a test until tomorrow and if negative, she won’t be able to leave until the following day.
They have asked the High Court to inquire into the legality of Ms Kelly’s detention.
The woman is in quarantine in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport.
The court will continue hearing the case this morning when the State will respond.