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Northern Ireland will not lift Covid-19 restrictions in line with England on July 19th

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland has said the North will not follow England in lifting the majority of Covid-19 restrictions on July 19th.

Michelle O’Neill said that Northern Ireland “will not be following Boris Johnson’s model.”

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O’Neill went on to describe Johnson’s planned easing of restrictions as “reckless”.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced yesterday plans to lift the majority of Covid-19 restrictions in England, including the legal requirement to wear face coverings and social distance.

The final easing of restrictions in England is expected to take place on July 19th.

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Boris Johnson cautioned at that point there could be upwards of 50,000 daily cases of Covid-19.

However, he championed the vaccination programme and the public’s personal judgement as tools to deal with the incoming wave.

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