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Over the past week Northern Ireland experienced 345 virus cases per 100,000 of the population. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Thirteen more people have died from coronavirus in Northern Ireland, the North’s Department of Health reported on Tuesday afternoon in its daily Covid(...)

Dr Tom Black: “The town knows what happened, and the town knows what they did. They were just over-confident, and let their guard down.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Derry and Strabane are the top of the league table nobody wants to win. In the past month the rate of coronavirus infection in this council area in th(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley:  “We can’t close our country down because of Covid.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

New restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus in parts of Northern Ireland come into effect on Monday. Limits have been placed on the(...)

Before lockdown: One of Belfast’s top restaurants, The Muddlers Club. Photograph: Elaine Hill

Social distancing in Northern Ireland is to be reduced from two metres to one metre as further easing of the coronavirus regulations was announced on (...)

Some of the PPE donations at the drop-off point in Derry’s Foyle Arena

Inside the main sports hall in Derry’s Foyle Arena leisure centre, boxes of face masks, gloves and bottles of hand sanitiser are piled high. Andy McC(...)

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(...)

A poster near the Border in Newry, Co Down. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

The United Kingdom will “break free from the EU prison” at 11pm on Friday night, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, has said. However, he war(...)

Asenior medic warned when 60 per cent of doctors signed undated resignation letters they would decide on whether to leave the NHS.  Photograph: Thinkstock

As many as one-tenth of GP practices are expected to close in Northern Ireland this year, a doctors’ union warned. Dr Tom Black called for an additio(...)

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