More Covid-19 restrictions could be on the cards in the North

The Stormont Executive will meet on Thursday to decide if pandemic restrictions need to be reintroduced in Northern Ireland.

Health officials there are warning of a "strong and striking increase" in Covid-19 infections.

41 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the North, and one more patient with the disease has died.

The North's Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride says local lockdowns and limits on people gathering are on the table.