Genuine question, had you heard of Howard Springs before this? I hadn't. If not, are you sure that there isn't a Barry Springs out there that couldn't be repurposed?Northern Raider wrote:Not really. Other are either currently in use or if not they've been long dismantled. You would need to have about 20 times the capacity of Howard Springs to cope with the number of arrivals. Then there's the logistics challenge of moving people from the international airports to these remote facilities.
With city hotels the facilities already exist and arrivals can be bussed there immediately upon disembarking. While this situation is not perfect it's the best we have.
If not, people need to get comfortable with the fact that outbreaks like this are going to be a regular occurrence in our capital cities for the next couple of years.