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Level of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland ‘a matter of grave concern’ – Taoiseach

The rate of Covid-19 is a “matter of grave concern” in Northern Ireland, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said.

He said the situation is “very, very worrying”, adding that the infection rates in the border counties are “a really worry for us”.

Chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride warned yesterday that Northern Ireland faces one of the most challenging periods of the pandemic after the most recent circuit break lockdown failed to drive down infections.

Hospital capacity across the region stood at 104% yesterday.

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