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No more deaths recorded from Covid-19 as ‘significant’ news for hospitality industry due this week

Further announcements are expected early this week on the easing of lockdown restrictions

Coronavirus

There have been no more deaths as a result of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

The total number of lives lost here still stands at 541.

There have been seven new cases confirmed.

The Department of Health released the information for the past 24 hours on Sunday afternoon.

The details came as further announcements are expected this week on the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said Monday and Tuesday would bring “significant” announcements.

She was speaking on Sunday’s Inside Politics show.

It is expected that indicative dates will be given for the reopening of cafes, restaurants and pubs and those within the wider hospitality sector.

Ms O’Neill said: “I want hospitality to open up but imagine if we were to open now and have to shut everything down in four or six weeks.

“We’re working our way through our plan gradually and incrementally. We are certainly in a good place and making positive steps forward but we need to do this gradually.”

 

 

 

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