The North’s Health Minister warned that the service faces considerable strain when coronavirus abates. File photograph: Reuters

A proposal to erect a permanent memorial to all those who died from Covid-19 has elicited a positive response from First Minister Arlene Foster and De(...)

While chief medical officer Tony Holohan is seen as co-operating well with the North, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is accused of not sharing information in advance. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Northern Ireland, some politicians and officials are finding it difficult to “decode” what is Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s – and indeed the Irish Gover(...)

Speaking at the Northern Ireland Executive’s daily media briefing on Friday, Michelle O’Neill said they had “talked about exit and recovery and how we can move at similar times given that the disease is obviously spreading at a similar way across the island.” Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

A co-ordinated approach to exiting lockdown on the island of Ireland has been discussed between the governments in both jurisdictions, the North’s Dep(...)

Dr Michael McBride, the North’s Chief Medical Officer, said  contact tracing would be expanded into a four-week training programme involving 300-600 staff. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Contact tracing information will be “very actively” shared across the Border as part of a programme of enhanced testing and tracing to be trialled sho(...)

Robin Swann: he says any decision to exit the lockdown will take account of the all-island position, but will be based on “the science that is applicable to Northern Ireland”. Photograph: Getty Images

The North’s Minister for Health has said any decision to exit the lockdown will take account of the all-island position, but will be based on “the sci(...)

Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann: the new death figure of 1,500 is a “significant revision on the previous modelling total” of double that. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

The number of people now expected to die in Northern Ireland from the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak has been revised down to 1,500, following(...)

Northern Ireland’s  Minister for Health  Robin Swann. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland is “at, or very close to” the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the scientist responsible for modelling the virus’s prog(...)

North’s  First Minister Arlene Foster: “We recognise Easter is a time when many families would usually get together, but it is essential that everyone continues to follow the social distancing instructions.” Photograph: Kelvin Boyes

There are some tentative signs that social distancing measures are having an effect in tackling Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, the North’s chief medica(...)

A section of a  British army base in Co Down  is to be prepared  as a mortuary as part of the North’s Covid-19 planning. Photograph: Alan Lewis - Photopress

Up to 3,000 people could die of coronavirus in the North in 20 weeks, according to estimates by the Department of Health. Under “reasonable worst-c(...)

Northern Ireland chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride has warned  that there would be further numbers of deaths in the coming weeks. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Northern Ireland’s most senior medic on Wednesday stressed the importance of following simple advice on combatting the coronavirus as two further deat(...)

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