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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
Cystic Fibrosis drug Kaftrio to be available to patients in Northern Ireland
Health Minister says wearing face coverings will show we care about those who were shielding at home due to underlying medical conditions
StopCOVID NI app uses bluetooth connectivity to alert you when you have been in proximity of someone who has tested positive for the virus
Shoppers are responsible for wearing face coverings from 1 August - if many do not, powers of enforcement will follow from 20 August - Swann
Funding of £2.2bn will help "maintain public services, support economic recovery, and protect the vulnerable" says Finance Minister
Face coverings mandatory in shops from August 1, with enforcement following from August 20
Almost 1,800 people surveyed said cleanliness and sanitisation was their top priority in returning to Council leisure facilities
Unlicensed drugs illegally imported into NI are being sold as treatments for Covid-19, but are dangerous fake medicines, says Robin Swann
Soft opt-out system would mean everyone is 'in' unless they expressly said they were 'out' for organ donation
SDLP votes to keep NHS 'off the table' in UK-US trade negotiations - Tory party again refuses to vote for the same

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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