Lockdown should only be contemplated on UK-wide basis – Foster

Arlene Foster has said any new period of full lockdown in Northern Ireland should only happen as part of a co-ordinated move across the UK.

The First Minister said it would also need to be accompanied by fresh financial supports from the Treasury.

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said a lockdown, if it were to be required, should be undertaken across the island of Ireland and the UK.

Announcing new restrictions for Derry and Strabane Council area on Thursday,...
source: The Northern Echo

2020-10-01 21:56
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