‘Circuit breaker’ lockdown being considered for North


The North's Deputy First Minister, Michelle O'Neill has said any form of short lockdown in Northern Ireland would only work, if it is across the entire island.

Due to rising case numbers there are considerations in the North to bring in a two week 'circuit breaker' lockdown.

The concept would involve a two week shutdown - which in theory gives public health officials an extra month in the fight against Covid-19.