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Ireland said from Saturday all arriving travellers will have to show a negative coronavirus test as the country’s infection rate is now the highest in the world.
In the first such blanket restrictions, the Irish government said in a statement all travellers will need to show a negative test result taken within the last 72 hours.
Tunisia has announced a four-day coronavirus lockdown starting later this week in the face of a “very dangerous” situation in the North African country as infections rise.
The measures, which include a curfew between 4pm – brought forward from the existing 8pm curfew – and 6am, will be imposed from Thursday, in the face of mass protests on the 10th anniversary of the toppling of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.