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(...)

A man wearing a protective face mask walking past signage advising the use of face coverings. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Department of Health has reported no new Covid-19 deaths and just six new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease. The total number of deaths (...)

Coronavirus pandemic: Belfast remains the worst-affected area in the North, with 234 (29.4%) of virus-related deaths registered in the calendar year to June 12th. File photograph: The Irish Times

The number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Northern Ireland each week has risen slightly for the first time in seven weeks. Figures publis(...)

Signage is put up to guide shoppers in the Victoria Square shopping centre, Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of coronavirus-related death in Northern Ireland has fallen for the sixth week in a row, according to the latest figures. Data published b(...)

An adaditional 1,083 people were tested in the last 24 hour period. Seventeen tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,696. Photograph: iStock

Three further coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the North’s Department of Health (DoH) on Friday, bringing the total number of fatalities re(...)

Nurses change bed clothes at the Mater Hospital Covid-19 recovery ward in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded by the North’s Department of Health (DoH) has risen to 506 after the department reported one further(...)

First minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill walk together as they arrive at Stormont. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Tackling the coronavirus pandemic has brought the North’s political parties closer together, the First and Deputy First Ministers have said. In a joi(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster urged the public not to try to pre-empt the lifting of  Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Travellers from Ireland will be exempt from the 14-day self-isolation period which is to be introduced in the UK from June 8th. The measures, which (...)

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