The Peace Bridge in Derry. The Stormont Executive announced a wide-ranging series of restrictions for the Derry City and Strabane Council area this week in an effort to stem rising Covid-19 infection numbers. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Almost 1,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the North on Friday in the largest daily increase since the pandemic began. According to the (...)

Premises must offer table service only, and must calculate the number of people who can safely be accommodated in line with social distancing requirements and put this figure on public display. Photograph: iStock

Bars and pubs which serve drinks only will be able to reopen in the North from Wednesday, September 23rd. The North’s ministers gave the go-ahead to (...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken said thousands of sole traders and micro-businesses had been affected by the pandemic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s business community is being “killed off” by the lack of leadership during the pandemic, the Ulster Unionist Party leader has said. (...)

It is not clear whether the notices were issued to pubs, bars or restaurants. Photograph: iStock

Nine licensed premises in Northern Ireland have been issued with prohibition notices for breaching coronavirus regulations. The notices have all been(...)

Health minister Robin Swann said tackling coronavirus necessitated a ‘virtual lockdown’ of normal health and social care services. File image:   Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

One more person with coronavirus has died in Northern Ireland, bringing the total number of fatalities recorded by the North’s Department of Health (D(...)

More than 8,750 redundancies were proposed in the North in the year until the end of July

More than 6,000 proposed redundancies have been recorded in Northern Ireland since the beginning of March, according to figures released on Tuesday by(...)

Sign advising customers at Trespass store in Belfast that the wearing of face masks is mandatory. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

One more person has died with coronavirus in Northern Ireland, the first such fatality recorded by its Department of Health in almost a month. The d(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer,  said a decision on reopening pubs on August 10th would only be made in the week beforehand, and based on the number of cases at the time. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

The country is in a “position of high uncertainty at the moment” as the R-number, or the reproductive rate of the virus, has increased above 1 to pote(...)

The deaths which occurred in Northern Ireland care homes and hospices involved 80 separate establishments.  Photograph: RollingNews.ie

More than 40 per cent of deaths in Northern Ireland from coronavirus are occurring in care homes, according to the latest weekly bulletin. Figures co(...)

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths, according to NISRA, is 816. Photograph: iStock

The weekly number of deaths involving coronavirus has fallen in Northern Ireland. Figures published on Friday by the Northern Ireland Statistics and(...)

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