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Health Service is 200,000 flu vaccines short and so cannot complete over-65s vaccination programme, says Mark H Durkan
Social distancing markings have been installed in 12 parks across Belfast to remind people to keep safe
New pay levels for NHS staff have begun this week, and establish full pay parity with England, says Robin Swann
Three new wards completed 6 weeks ahead of schedule provide single ensuite rooms, giving extra 'surge' capacity in COVID-19 crisis
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

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Two men stole silver Fiesta at Clon Elagh, hit another car at Strand Road, then stole parcels from postal van in Blighs Gardens
Health Minister confirms additional supplies of flu vaccine were received this week, allowing the seasonal flu programme to resume
Work begins next week to redevelop former Clondermot High School site as a new £8m community hub and sports facility opening in Summer 2022
"Lessons from the Troubles" considers how we can build our future here - contributors include Naomi Long, Mark Durkan, Denis Bradley
This pencil drawing of Seamus Heaney is the work of another former student of St. Columb’s College, Jude McCandless