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Northern Ireland says 'no headroom' to lift COVID-19 restrictions now

Reuters Thursday, 7 May 2020
Northern Ireland does not plan to soften restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 at this time due to the high infection rate, Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill said on Thursday.
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