Dail Expected To Pass Drastic New Laws To Combat Covid-19

David Layde
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The Dáil is expected to approve drastic new laws aimed at tackling the coronavirus.

They include allowing the government to detain people who have the virus and refuse to self-isolate and allowing the government to shut down mass gatherings.

It also gives a legal footing to the enhanced welfare supports for people whose jobs have been hit.

However, just a third of TDs have been asked to come to Leinster House to allow for social distancing in the Dáil chamber.