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WATCH: ‘Halloween night could potentially be super-spreader event’ – MLA

Alliance Party MLA Kellie Armstrong has warned that Halloween night has the potential to be a ‘super-spreader’ event.

Armstrong stated that “we should be incentivising young people to get the vaccine” and that proof of vaccination should be encouraged, especially for nightclubs.

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Appearing on BBC’s Sunday Politics show, Ms. Armstrong was asked if the easing of current Covid-19 restrictions such as rules around face masks in hospitality settings and the reopening of nightclubs was happening too soon, to which she replied with, “Yes, I do believe that”.

She said that there should be a focus on encouraging vaccine take-up among younger people instead.

In relation to Halloween night, she said that a significant number of young people could be bringing the virus home to loved ones, which would inadvertently lead to the vast spreading of the virus.

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Her comments come as Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 figures remain high with a further ten deaths being reported yesterday and 1,323 new cases.

IMAGE (right) – bbctheview (via Twitter)

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