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Nurse’s union calls quarantine measures punishment for travelling to red zone countries

 - COVID-19 - Sep 14
Nurse’s union calls quarantine measures punishment for travelling to red zone countries

The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses have criticised the regulations set by health authorities which require travellers from dark red countries to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks. Joining the outcry of many other individuals and entities, the union stated on Tuesday that ‘it is clearly evident that this is not a COVID-19 measure but a punishment for going abroad to a red zone country.’ 

The statement says that the measures are not acceptable since there are constraints in one’s life and travel is not always for pleasure. Following an appeal by a mother to allow her daughter with Down’s Syndrome to quarantine at home rather than a hotel, more similar stories emerged criticising the quarantine measures. 

With people paying €100 daily, the service in these hotels ‘is far from acceptable’ stated the union. This statement also comes before Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that the health authorities will be addressing these concerns in a press conference tomorrow Wednesday 14th September 2021. 

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