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First Minister announces distancing restrictions currently in place in parts of the greater Belfast area and Ballymena now apply across NI
Belfast City's tower block will be NI's first Nightingale Hospital with 230 beds - surge plans also include expansion at Altnagelvin
Modelling indicates worst-case 180 critical cases needing ventilators, 500 cases entering hospital per week, and over 20 weeks, 3000 deaths
All frontline healthcare workers should be tested to ensure that self-isolation is not needlessly reducing workforce, says Colum Eastwood
New interactive Covid-19 information app for NI - search for Covid-19 NI on the Apple App Store and Covid-19 NI on Google Play
New plans include prioritisation of patient care, urgent discharge of all medically fit patients, and an end to general hospital visiting
Virus expert says best way to kill coronavirus is to wash items packed in plastic with soapy water - also wash your hands after reading mail
First Primary Care Covid-19 centre opened today at Altnagelvin, where virus cases can be separated from other patients for treatment
Health Minister has announced additional funding of £10.5million to support the pressures being faced by community pharmacies
Discretionary Support Scheme will make awards based on individual circumstances to victims of the Coronavirus, says Minister Deirdre Hargey
One-off payments of £3,000 to £6,700 now to be made to those diagnosed with Hepatitis C or HIV after receiving NHS-supplied infected blood

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