Friday, 05 June, 2020

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: 7 more deaths takes NI total to 70

Coronavirus Health Minister Robin Swann has been urged to allay nurses concern over stocks of PPE
Deanna Wagner | 07 April, 2020, 20:09

It brings the total number of NI deaths in the Covid-19 outbreak to 70.

It comes as healthcare workers begin getting tested at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

ACC Todd said police understand the importance of exercise and fresh air, but urged the public to do so responsibly.

Figures from the UK's NHS and Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency have revealed that 854 more people have died from Covid-19 in the United Kingdom.

Their sad passing brings the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country to 174, or 244 when combined with the North.

The UK's four Chief Medical Officers have written to doctors to encourage participation in the trials.

Legendary coach Radomir Antic passes away
Radomir Antic , the only man to serve as coach of Barcelona , Real Madrid , and Atletico Madrid , has died at the age of 71. Meanwhile, Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil said: 'With the loss of Radomir, we lost a bit of the club's heart'.

Mrs Foster described the next two weeks as "critical", thanking those who had adhered to guidelines on social distancing.

Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill said the executive would continue to reinforce the message that people must stay at home.

Speaking at the time, Dr Holohan stressed that people should not ignore signs that they are unwell, such as chest pains or lumps, as hospitals were there to treat everybody and not just coronavirus patients.

"It is a time for people to follow the letter of the law, the advice they have been given to stay at home and try to stop the spread".

This has included providing and creating personal protective equipment (PPE), joining the research for a vaccine and students volunteering and joining the health service workforce.