Posted on 25th February 2021

Covid-19: Robin Swann says caution not recklessness needed with Covid easing

It is better to be “too cautious than reckless” when it comes to easing NI’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Robin Swann has said.

The health minister said he did not want people to jump to conclusions about when measures could be eased.

The executive is due to publish its pathway-to-recovery blueprint on Monday.

Mr Swann warned: “We need a sustainable way out of this, and durable foundations for the future.”

His comments came as two more Covid-19 related deaths were recorded by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.

The department’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 2,043.

The latest figures, released on Wednesday show 260 new positive cases of the virus in Northern Ireland.

There are also 356 people being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals, with 44 of those patients being treated in intensive case units (ICU), of those patients in ICU, 35 are ventilated.

For more information and to read in full go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-56187385

COVID19 NI Figures for 24 March 2021.

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