Claims tighter restrictions not introduced in NI for political reasons

It's claimed tighter restrictions aren't being introduced in Northern Ireland for political reasons.

It's after a record 1,080 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the region yesterday.

Almost a third of the North's 18,200 cases have taken place in the past week - but the region still has less severe restrictions than the Republic.

Anne Speed, the lead negotiator for the North's health trade unions, says that's for obvious reasons.