Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster said:  ‘I reassured the Minister that the overwhelming majority of people in Northern Ireland welcomed the support.’  File Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There have been 12 more deaths due to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland. A further 670 positive cases of the virus were also confirmed on Saturday by th(...)

Health minister Robin Swann: some Covid restrictions in North may remain after extended lockdown ends on March 5th. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA Wire

The latest figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) show that there were 156 Covid-19 related deaths in the week up to(...)

In the week up to Friday, November 20th there were 100 deaths where Covid-19 was a factor. File photograph: The Irish Times

Hospitals in Northern Ireland recorded their highest number of coronavirus deaths in the week up to last Friday, the Northern Ireland Statistics and R(...)

Gardaí  at the border crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as they conduct checks asking people the reason for their journey. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Another 777 cases of Covid-19, 182 of them in Dublin, and seven more deaths from the disease have been confirmed in the State. The latest figures bri(...)

Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill is ‘self-isolating’ after a close family member tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health warned on Friday that further restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus could soon be necessary after mor(...)

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. (...)

Health officials have said that as many as 30 teenagers from Plymouth who took a holiday to the Greek island of Zante may have contracted coronavirus. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

The UK has recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases since June 12th, with government figures reporting 1,522 positive cases. The number o(...)

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(...)

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