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Covid-19: NI follows Westminster in tightening travel rules

Northern Ireland is to follow Westminster's lead in tightening travel restrictions amid growing concerns over the spread of the Omicron Covid variant. Anyone arriving in Northern Ireland from abroad must take a pre-departure Covid test from 04:00 GMT on Tuesday. The test can be either a lateral flow or PCR.

bbc.com ,  13 hours ago 9
Covid-19: NI follows Westminster in tightening travel rules

International travellers to NI will have to undergo pre-departure Covid test

The Department of Health has announced changes to NI’s travel rules amid concern over the spread of the Omicron variant. Anyone arriving in Northern Ireland from abroad will be required to undergo a pre-departure Covid test from Tuesday, the Department of Health has confirmed. The changes to international travel for Northern Ireland mirror a similar announcement made on Saturday for England.

guernseypress.com ,  14 hours ago 0
International travellers to NI will have to undergo pre-departure Covid test

Travel rules NI: Pre-departure Covid tests required for all international arrivals

Nigeria has also been added to the red list for international travel A number of changes to international travel to and from Northern Ireland have been announced to help slow the Omicron variant. As of 4am on Tuesday, December 7, anyone arriving into Northern Ireland from abroad will be required to take a pre-departure Covid test.

belfastlive.co.uk ,  14 hours ago 8
Travel rules NI: Pre-departure Covid tests required for all international arrivals

Coronavirus NI: Seven further deaths and 1,422 cases reported

Seven further coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Northern Ireland on Sunday, the Department of Health has reported. Sunday’s statistics mean this weekend has seen 16 further deaths in total, with nine deaths also recorded by the department on Saturday. Another 1,422 cases of coronavirus were reported on Sunday.

belfasttelegraph.co.uk ,  15 hours ago 0
Coronavirus NI: Seven further deaths and 1,422 cases reported

Over 5,000 Covid cases confirmed as hopes that Omicron could be only mild

As of 8am today, 503 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 110 are in ICU. The Department of Health has today been notified of 5,156 confirmed cases of Covid-19. As of 8am today, 503 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 110 are in ICU.

dublinlive.ie ,  16 hours ago 4
Over 5,000 Covid cases confirmed as hopes that Omicron could be only mild

5,156 new cases in Ireland as hope emerges restrictions could ease 'quickly'

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health on Sunday A total of 5,156 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Ireland, while 503 people are currently being treated for the virus in hospital. While there are now 110 patients being treated in ICUs across the country.

irishmirror.ie ,  16 hours ago 4
5,156 new cases in Ireland as hope emerges restrictions could ease 'quickly'

We’ll move swiftly to save pupils from Covid, vows Education Minister Michelle McIlveen

Measures to lessen the impact of Covid-19 could be introduced “at speed” in schools as the biggest increase of the disease in the past week has been in those aged 11 or under, Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has said. Officials from her department, the Department of Health and the Public Health Agency are working with principals and trade unions to ensure sufficient measures remain in place to lessen the impact of any increase in Covid-19 cases in schools.

belfasttelegraph.co.uk ,  17 hours ago 0
We’ll move swiftly to save pupils from Covid, vows Education Minister Michelle McIlveen

Nine more deaths, 1,642 new cases in North

THE Department of Health has reported a further nine Coronavirus-related deaths in the North of Ireland on Saturday. Deaths are measured by recording those who died within 28 days of receiving a positive result in a test for coronavirus. The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic is 2,894.

derrydaily.net ,  1 day ago 0
Nine more deaths, 1,642 new cases in North

5,622 new cases confirmed after Dr Tony Holohan's grim Christmas warning

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health on Saturday A total of 5,622 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Ireland, while 487 patients are currently being treated in hospital. There are also now 114 people being treated in ICUs across the country. The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health on Saturday.

irishmirror.ie ,  1 day ago 150
5,622 new cases confirmed after Dr Tony Holohan's grim Christmas warning

Covid-19: Mums who were severely ill urge pregnant women to get jabs

Unvaccinated women who gave birth while severely ill with Covid-19 have shared their stories to encourage pregnant women to get jabbed. Three mothers who suffered birthing complications due to Covid feature in a video by the UK Health Security Agency. One mother, Tanviha, said: "My family were told it was unlikely I'd survive and to prepare for the worst."

bbc.com ,  1 day ago 1
Covid-19: Mums who were severely ill urge pregnant women to get jabs

9.9M COVID-19 jabs administered during extended vaccination push | Philippine Star

– Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — Almost 10 million Filipinos have been vaccinated against COVID-19 after the government extended its ambitious national vaccination push, the Department of Health said Saturday. The government inoculated 9,937,827 people during its nationwide vaccination campaign from Monday to Friday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said.

nordot.app ,  1 day ago 1
9.9M COVID-19 jabs administered during extended vaccination push | Philippine Star

COVID-19: 'I'm lucky to be alive' - Unvaccinated women who contracted coronavirus encourage expectant mums to get jab

The Department of Health has said 98% of pregnant women in hospital with symptomatic COVID-19 have not been jabbed, and nearly one in five coronavirus patients who are most critically ill are pregnant women who have not had the jab. Unvaccinated women who suffered serious complications from COVID-19 during pregnancy have shared their "terrifying" stories to help encourage expectant mothers to get the jab.

news.sky.com ,  2 days ago 56
COVID-19: 'I'm lucky to be alive' - Unvaccinated women who contracted coronavirus encourage expectant mums to get jab

Spread of Covid misinformation ‘is disgraceful’ says O'Neill

“Times are hard enough, times are challenging enough so I would encourage everybody to take their information directly from ourselves who are elected in the Executive, the Public Health Agency and the Department of Health,” she said. “Those that are engaged in disinformation is just shameful and it is causing confusion that people don’t need.

newsletter.co.uk ,  2 days ago 2
Spread of Covid misinformation ‘is disgraceful’ says O'Neill

UK Covid daily cases above 50,000 for second day in a row as Omicron spreads

Cases of Covid have surged over 50,000 for the second day in the row with concerns growing about the Omicron variant which is spreading in the country New cases of Covid in the UK have surged over the 50,000 mark for the second day in a row as concerns grow about the Omicron variant.

mirror.co.uk ,  2 days ago 1
UK Covid daily cases above 50,000 for second day in a row as Omicron spreads

£2m to be spent on new parks and public spaces at York's old hospital site

And parkland in front of the hospital will be open to the public Developers of the Bootham Park Hospital site in York are expected to plough nearly £2 million into public parts of the site while it is being developed. Retirement community developer Enterprise Retirement Living (ERL) wants to build a £75 million 170-home retirement complex on Bootham Park, which is home to one of the first purpose-built mental health hospitals in the UK.

examinerlive.co.uk ,  2 days ago 0
£2m to be spent on new parks and public spaces at York's old hospital site