UK's Johnson: Northern Ireland as well protected from virus as Ireland

Credit: Reuters- Published on March 16, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that people in Northern Ireland were being as well protected from the coronavirus outbreak as people just across the border in the Republic of Ireland, which has adopted more stringent measures.

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Published on March 13, 2020 -  00:38
Michelle Oโ€™Neill calls for Northern Ireland schools to close over coronavirus
Stormont Deputy First Minister Michelle Oโ€™Neill has said schools, universities and colleges in Northern Ireland should close in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. She claimed the public were concerned and fearful and the difference with the Republic of Irelandโ€™s approach was causing confusion. The Republic has implemented blanket closures and teachers just a few miles away from each other across the open Irish border are following different official approaches. Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster has backed the UK-wide strategy to keep public institutions open for now.

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