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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
Health Minister Robin Swann says: "Stay at home. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. Protect yourself, protect others, protect the NHS."
Trust will reduce the number of non-urgent outpatient appointments - Emergency/cancer surgery and ante-natal appointments will be unaffected
Health Minister outines first phase of surge plan measures to deal with Coronavirus from now until mid-April - click here for details
The first COVID-19 related death in NI has taken place in a hospital in the Greater Belfast area
Translink asks public to pre-pay tickets at stations and wash hands before boarding buses and trains
Experts generally agree that paracetamol should be first choice against coronavirus, as ibuprofen may affect the immune system
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Cathy Harrison asks public not to stockpile medicines and not order extra supplies from doctor due to Covid-19
Coronavirus now a 'notifiable' disease, requiring Northern Ireland's GPs to inform the Public Health Agency if they suspect a case
Public Health Agency asked 10 pupils and staff from Limavady Grammar School returning from Italy to self-isolate for 14 days as precaution
Derry has an air pollution crisis, says Sinead McLaughlin MLA - Brandywell had worst levels of coal smoke pollution in UK in recent years

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Mayor joined Seamus Breslin and Trevor Temple at City Cemetery for Derry's 'History of the Headstones' tour to celebrate Good Relations Week
Council to reopen cemeteries from 8am – 7pm from this Saturday (19th September) but social distancing rules will still apply
Health Minister's £60,000 to keep Crisis Intervention Service running until April is welcome, but ongoing and long-term support is needed
Culmore Community Partnership opened the doors of the newly renovated Culmore Community Hub at Victoria Hall this week
Joe Mahon returns to UTV from Monday 21st September at 8pm in a brand new series, Lough Foyle