Coronavirus: NI to face new lockdown measures from next Friday

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image copyrightPacemakerimage captionClose contact services and coffee shops that are due to reopen on Friday can still do so – but only for one week

Northern Ireland is set to face a two-week period of tougher Covid-19 lockdown measures from next Friday.

Non-essential retail will have to shut, and the hospitality sector will have to remain closed.

The measures were agreed by the executive on Thursday. Schools will be allowed to stay open.

Close contact services can reopen this Friday, but will have to close again on 27 November.

The executive met on Thursday after Health Minister Robin Swann warned more restrictions were necessary by the end of November.

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