North’s circuit-breaker to be extended

The 'circuit-break' lockdown in Northern Ireland is to be extended.

Stormont Ministers have struck a deal that will see the current restrictions extended for two weeks, beyond Friday.

Coffee shops, cafes and close contact services will be able to open a week earlier.

The deal was supported by the DUP, Ulster Unionists and Alliance parties.

But Sinn Féin voted against it, and the SDLP abstained.

Letterkenny GP and former government minister Jim McDaid says the measures won't be enough to stop the Covid crisis: