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Friday, April 23, 2021

Latest COVID-19 cases a ‘wake up call’ says Health Minister
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Health Ministers, Robin Swann, has warned that the latest totals relating to COVID-19 cases should provide a “wake-up call for the complacent”,

The Department of Health Covid-19 dashboard today reported a daily increase of 43 positive cases.

Mr Swann said: “This figure underlines the fact that the threat from the virus remains very real.

“If anyone still thinks Covid-19 is going to fade away, let them think again.

“We must all do everything we can to stop the spread of this virus.”

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Mr Swann spelt out the five steps which the public can follow in the battle with Covid-19.

  • maintain social distancing;
  • wash hands well and frequently;
  • wear face coverings in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is difficult;
  • co-operate with the Test, Trace and Protect programme in terms of getting tested and self-isolating when required;
  • download the StopCOVID NI proximity app to help break chains of transmission.
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