No new Covid-19 cases in the North

There have been no further confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 in the North in the past 24 hours.

Latest figures released by the Department of Health show that there have been no further confirmed positive cases of the virus, meaning the total still stands at 4,871.

However, there has been one further Covid-19 related death recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 546.

The figure recorded by the Department of Health relates to hospital deaths.

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just announced a number of changes to England’s lockdown which will come into force from July 4.

  • The 2m social distancing rule will be relaxed to one metre plus’ where 2m is not possible. People are encouraged to have mitigation in place to reduce transmission.
  • People will be allowed to meet one other household at a time indoors with social distancing. Meet-ups do not always have to be with the same household.
  • Pubs and restaurants can reopen indoors and outdoors with safety measures such as table-only service.
  • Hotels, B&Bs, campsites, caravan parks, hairdressers, playgrounds, museums, galleries are among the businesses that can reopen from July 4, however nightclubs, spas, indoor soft play areas, bowling alleys, indoor gyms and nail bars can’t reopen at this time.

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