Coronavirus: ‘Our health service is under huge pressure’

Michelle O’Neill has said the NI Executive had no choice but to introduce new Covid-19 restrictions as the health service is “under huge pressure”.

Speaking after a meeting on Tuesday, the deputy first minister said the executive was emphasising a strong “stay at home” message, which is due to become law from 00.01 GMT on Friday.

Ms O’Neill said that with the R – or reproduction – rate of the virus now at 1.8 Northern Ireland was facing “a difficult time ahead”.


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