2.3 C
Ballymoney
Friday, September 25, 2020

Latest COVID-19 cases a ‘wake up call’ says Health Minister
L

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.”

- Advertisement -

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.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

LATEST

COLERAINE: Search under Misuse of Drugs act carried out on Bushmills Road property

There was a police presence at a house on the Bushmills Road area of Coleraine earlier this morning, with several individuals in...

Dodds hails resilience of Northern Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry

Northern Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry has demonstrated its resilience during the pandemic, Economy Minister Diane Dodds said today.

Glens Healthy Places Programme Shares the Success of Supporting Communities to Improve Their Health

A small group of people involved in the Glens Healthy Places Project have come together to share the success of the programme, and to highlight the benefit of these approaches. Four different strands were progressed across the Glens DEA between November 2019 and April 2020. These were: Glens Men, which aimed to address loneliness and…

Postal vehicles damaged in Coleraine

Police are investigating a report of criminal damage caused to a number of postal vehicles in Coleraine.