Calls for North to go back into lockdown

 

Professor Gabriel Scally is calling for Northern Ireland to go back into lockdown.

Health minister Robin Swann will bring a number of new proposals to the Stormont Executive today, to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Deputy first minister Michelle O'Neill says there's 'no doubt' intervention is needed.

Hospitals are operating at 105 per cent capacity, and 510 new cases were reported yesterday.

The North's lockdown was lifted last Friday, but Professor Scally says more restrictions are needed again: