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Follow Newry Times’ coverage of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. We will keep you updated with all news and events in relation to the virus on this page.

Statement on changing of advice to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people

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The Department of Health has updated the advice to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people to help them keep safe through the Christmas period and beyond.     CEV people are reminded to consider very carefully any plans for a Christmas Bubble over the festive period. Unfortunately, you remain extremely vulnerable to this virus and the safest […]

Covid-19 vaccine roll out for Trust staff continues

Vaccine roll out for Trust staff continues - Newry Coronavirus news

Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care Trusts have stood up their staff vaccination clinics from the beginning of this week as part of a phased programme.     Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride said, “All staff working in Health and Social Care will be able to get the vaccination in line with the advice […]

Executive statement on Christmas arrangements

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The Executive last night said it took “the difficult decision” to limit the arrangements for people to come together over Christmas.     Christmas bubbling will now be reduced to one day only on a date between 23 and 27 December, to ensure flexibility for those working on Christmas Day to choose an alternative day […]

Christmas opening hours of local health care services in Newry and Mourne

Christmas opening hours of local health care services in Newry and Mourne - Daisy Hill Opening Hours - Newry news

This year, more than ever, the health and social care system is encouraging everyone to look after themselves, both physically and mentally, and take actions that will help stay well during winter.     As we head into the holidays, the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) together with the Southern HSC Trust, GPs, pharmacists […]

“Vaccines save lives” – Health Minister Robin Swann

Vaccines save lives – Health Minister Robin Swann - Covid Coronavirus Newry newspaper

Health Minister Robin Swann has asked people objecting to Covid-19 vaccination on anti-abortion grounds to think again.     The Minister said some pro-life activists are ironically criticising a vaccination programme that will save many lives.     “The Covid-19 vaccination programme is not compulsory,” he says. “People are entitled to their own views and […]

‘Avoid a festive free for all for all our sakes’ – Health Minister

Avoid a festive free for all for all our sakes – Health Minister - Newry Times Newspaper

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned that a “festive free for all” would be catastrophic for many individuals and families – as well as our hospitals.     The Minister said that while some Covid-19 restrictions are being eased from Friday morning, others remain firmly in place.     Let’s remember households are not allowed […]

Covid-19 related deaths: 80 more deaths as grim death total rises to 1,501

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Latest figures published by NISRA show that 80 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the last week from 28 November to 4 December, and the total Covid-19 related deaths figure has now reached 1,501.     Of this total, 884 (58.9%) deaths took place in a hospital, 503 (33.5%) in care homes, nine (0.6%) in hospices […]

£3.25m funding announced for individuals in the arts and creative economy

Further funding announced for individuals in the arts and creative economy - Coronavirus Covid19 Newry - Newry News

Individuals who work across the arts and the wider creative economy are set to benefit from a further £3.25m of funding, Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced.       At a meeting with the sector, the Minister outlined a further round of the Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme (IERP) will open for applications on […]

482 people from Northern Ireland participate in new Covid-19 vaccine trial

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People in Northern Ireland have been playing their part in the development of a potential new COVID-19 vaccine as part of a UK-wide trial.     The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-supported Novavax Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial has achieved its recruitment target of 15,203 volunteers just two months after opening in the UK […]

“We must be ultra-vigilant over festive season” – Health Minister

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Health Minister Robin Swann has warned that Northern Ireland is entering a new phase in the Covid-19 pandemic, with “hopes and fears” sitting side by side.     And he urged everyone to remain “ultra-vigilant” when it comes to stopping the spread of the virus.     “We still have a number of crucial days […]


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