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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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.
“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.
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.
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.