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Coronavirus: Diane Dodds urges quicker easing of lockdown and one-metre distancing to save economy

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Economy Minister Diane Dodds

Economy Minister Diane Dodds

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Economy Minister Diane Dodds

DUP Economy Minister Diane Dodds is calling on the Executive to fast-track its journey out of lockdown and open shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

And she is urging it to consider reducing social distancing guidelines here from two metres to one metre so businesses can serve more customers.

A relaxation would also have major implications for public transport and the reopening of schools.