RTE 23rd March 2020
The Department of Justice has said that together with the HSE it will "pilot an off-site self-isolation facility" for asylum seekers suspected of having Covid-19, who are living in Direct Provision or emergency accommodation centres.
Two asylum seekers are reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 in two separate direct provision centres.
The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland said it learned of one case yesterday.
While the Irish Refugee Council has said that it is aware of a case in a different part of the country.
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This is why all residents of Direct Provision centres MUST consider themselves a family unit. When they move outside the family area (outside the centre) they MUST observe 2 metre distancing, hand washing and NOT going into other people's homes. As well as washing hands regularly they must wash hands thoroughly leaving the centre and immediately on return. This is to protect themselves, others in the centre (their "family") and those outside the centre also. We are all in this together! Follow the information here RIGIDLY -/>
If you feel any of the symptoms then report that to centre management immediately!