Ireland wants to introduce random testing at airports

Ireland wants to introduce random testing at airports

Ireland is going to introduce random testing for coronavirus at airports for arriving passengers.

According to The Irish Times, this was announced by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

“We are introducing random testing at airports and strengthening the presence of medical workers,” the Minister said. According to him, such a step is necessary because “the situation in the world is becoming more unstable”.

It is not reported from what date the innovation will take effect.

The Minister added that Ireland has “the toughest” green list“ of all EU countries, which certainly helps.”

In addition, the government is considering introducing restrictions on non-essential travel.

In Ireland, the number of new coronavirus infections has also increased slightly in recent days. A total of 168 new cases were registered over the past three days, while the total of the previous three days was 65.

“Over the past 5 days, we have seen an average of 44 new infections every day. This is clearly a worrying trend, so everyone needs to take care of the safety of themselves and others,” said Ronan Glynn, chief health officer at the Department of health.

90% of the cases are not related to travel abroad.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 26,109 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 1,763 deaths have been registered in the country. The population of the country is about 6.5 million people.

Ireland already has its own contact tracking app, which has been downloaded by about 1.5 million users.

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