Northern Ireland says 'no headroom' to lift COVID-19 restrictions now
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.
Craigavon Area Hospital in County Armagh has not been as busy as they feared during the coronavirus pandemic. As of May 4, the death toll from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland stands at 387. The true figure is likely to be much higher once deaths in the community are considered.
Some 100 high street travel agent shops face permanent closure, their industrybody in Northern Ireland warned. Commissions already earned on forwardbookings were repaid and staff still had to be paid while earnings during thepandemic plunged. The lobby organisation is pressing for a tailored financialpackage.
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A kitten has been given a “clean bill of health” after being rescued frominside a car engine in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The newly formed Ballymenabranch of charity Cats Protection was called after meowing was heard under acar bonnet, which turned out to be a black kitten inside the engine.Volunteers attempted to coax him out with treats and cat calls, beforereaching in and pulling him to safety.
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Northern Ireland will experience an “inevitable payback” in coronavirusinfections as a result of easing restrictions over Christmas, the chiefmedical officer has warned. Dr Michael McBride said any relaxations would havean impact on hospital admissions, as he stressed the need for people to have a“careful” Christmas.
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First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill reactto joint UK announcement on Christmas. Ms Foster said the "strong" show ofunity meant people across the UK would be able to enjoy a "very important"time together with family members.
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Courtesy: Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill defends newlockdown measures for Northern Ireland in the face of a furious backlash frombusinesses. The strict clampdown, which is close to the severity of March’slockdown with the exception that schools will remain open, will come intoeffect next Friday.
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Stormont's leaders have announced a series of proposed lockdown relaxations in Northern Ireland. The measures, which have been earmarked to come into effect from June 8, include small marriages in an..
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Northern Ireland’s specialist Covid-19 custody facility has detained more than 50 alleged offenders with coronavirus or its symptoms since the outbreak began. The sealed-off 10-cell block in Musgrave..
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