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Government Indicates Reopening Of Country Will Be Slow Process

Personal services like hairdressers won't be allowed to reopen at the beginning of March, according to the Government.

A new plan for living with Covid-19 and how society can reopen is to be published later this month.

Meanwhile, new legislation on quarantine hotels here is expected to be published next week, and become operational soon after.
The Government is looking at making it mandatory for arrivals from South Africa, Brazil or anyone without a negative PCR test to isolate in the facilities for 14 days.

However the Tánaiste has described some of the UK's new travel restrictions as extreme.
Under the plans, people could face 10 years in prison for lying on their passenger locator forms.
The UK is also introducing mandatory hotel quarantine for people arriving in England from more than 30 countries.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says some of the measures go further than they would in Ireland

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