Saturday Favourites

6pm - 9pm

Listen Live Logo

Listen Live Extra Logo

Listen: Quarantining Certain People Arriving Into Ireland Will Not Be Enough To Protect Against New Strains Of Covid-19

: 23/01/2021 - 12:19

Quarantining certain people arriving into Ireland will not be enough to protect against new strains of Covid-19, according to an immunology expert.

Government's considering new restrictions, including a minimum five day quarantine for anyone who doesn't present a negative test upon arrival.

It comes amid growing concern about new variants of the virus, with the UK strain - which accounts for 60 percent of cases here - now said to be more fatal than the original.

Professor Kingston Mills from Trinity College Dublin says stringent travel restrcitions are needed to stop other variants arriving here:

 

querinteen.wav, by Ciarán Halpin

 

About Us

Kfm broadcasts on 97.6fm and 97.3fm to all parts of county Kildare 24 hours a day from the state-of-the-art Kfm Broadcast Centre, Newhall, Naas, Co. Kildare and around the world on this website.

Our aim is to entertain and inform our listeners, with the best music, local news and current affairs plus top class live sports coverage.

Remember, Kfm is your local station; we’re always interested in hearing your views and suggestions about the radio station.  You can find all of our contact details on the Contact Us section of the site.

Enjoy your visit, thanks for listening and spread the word about Kildare's Kfm!