Category archives for: Coronavirus

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.

COVID-19: Health Minister announces initiatives on Day Surgery and Orthopaedics

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Health Minister Robin Swann has announced important initiatives to support the rebuilding of hospital services while protecting patients and staff from COVID-19.     The plans will see Lagan Valley Hospital in Lisburn becoming the location for Northern Ireland’s first Day Procedure Centre.     It will become a hub for less complex planned (elective) […]

COVID-19: Cover up to show you care, says Health Minister Swann

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“Wearing face coverings in shops will show people who have been shielding that we care.”     Speaking ahead of shielding being paused from this Friday, 31 July Health Minister Robin Swann said, “It has been a long road for those who have been shielding at home because their medical condition placed them at particular […]

Newry Eat Out to Help Out scheme: Look for the logo

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More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – and a new official Government online finder is available to help diners locate them.     Eat Out to Help Out stickers and posters will start to appear in the windows of […]

COVID-19: Rolling testing programme for care homes

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Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a rolling programme of Covid-19 testing in Northern Ireland’s care homes.   Embed from Getty Images   This will involve regular testing for all residents and staff in homes which do not have a confirmed outbreak of the virus.     It will commence on Monday 3 August 2020 […]

Health Minister highlights danger of fake and unlicensed COVID-19 medicines

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned of the danger of using unlicensed prescription medicines for the treatment of Covid-19.     The Minister said, “My Department’s Medicines Regulatory Group has been made aware that unlicensed anti-viral drugs have been illegally imported into Northern Ireland.     “This fake medicine claims to be for the treatment […]

£4m support package Creative Support Fund announced

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Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has today announced the Creative Support Fund will reopen on 31 July with a £4m support package for the arts, creative industries and cultural sector.     Speaking to Newry Times, the Minister said, “Today I am announcing further details on the opening of a £4 million funding package designed […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Poots encourages more recycling during Newry visit

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Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has encouraged households and businesses to recycle more as the Covid-19 pandemic has presented the waste sector with many challenges.     During a tour of family-run business Re-Gen Waste Ltd in Newry, Co Down, Minister Poots met with Managing Director Joseph Doherty and senior management.     They discussed […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Innovative service helps COVID-19 patients on road to recovery

A leading Northern Ireland health charity has established the first community support service for survivors of Covid-19. The Covid-19 Recovery Service, which has been set up by NI Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS), will help survivors deal with the physical and psychological problems caused by the illness. It will also assist them in building up […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Current estimate of ‘R Number’ revealed

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The Department of Health continues to publish the Covid-19 reproduction number on a weekly basis. The current estimate of R is 0.5 – 1.0.     R represents the number of individuals who, on average, will be infected by a single person with the infection.  Article continues below: R does not have a fixed value […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Update on additional support measures for children this summer

Details on resources available to schools this summer to support children have been outlined by Education Minister, Peter Weir.   Around 50 schools are running activities during July and August.     Resources for schools include support for online resources to assist children going into Year 7 in the development of their literacy and numeracy […]


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