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DOH urges public to keep up with social distancing and other precautions as the first cases of the Indian variant appear
This week's Western Trust Nightingale is Jennifer Jordan from the Primary Care Liaison Team at Old Bridge House, Derry
This week's Western Trust Nightingale is Niamh Bolster, Dementia and Older People's Community Mental Health Nurse, Oak Villa, Gransha
Public gatherings will be reduced from 30 people to 15 people, private house gatherings will be reduced to 6 people from 2 households
Pupils 13+ must wear face coverings, but all are asked to do so, and also to wash their hands - meanwhile deep cleaning of buses continues
When the Executive meets on Thursday, the Health Minister may recommend reducing the number of people who can meet together in a household
We now have an average of over 27 new positive cases per day compared to approximately three per day a few weeks ago, says Health Minister
As fertility services resume, eligibility is extended by one year for those already on the list, says Mark H Durkan
First Covid death in a month in NI today and 165 new cases in past week - we must remain on high alert, says Health Minister Robin Swann
Solution to nursing shortage needed after £115m was spent on agency nurses last year, says Mark H Durkan
Altnagelvin midwife Rae King died in April - many '5k for Rae' fundraisers followed, including Derry, Arranmore Island, Sydney and New York

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Altnagelvin midwife Corina McGarrigle had her baby son, assisted by her colleagues, on International Midwives Day last Wednesday, 5th May
One person, 1 hour a day in hospitals and hospices, in children's wards 2 can visit but must 'rotate' so only 1 at a time is at bedside
Decision to take cars queueing for McDonalds off road and on to Fort George site increases safety on Strand Rd, says Sinéad McLaughlin
Council have unveiled a mural by local company Peaball Creatives, dedicated to former Derry City player Mark Farren, at the Brandywell
Council has approved funding of £750,000 for a raft of arts, culture and heritage projects and events