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Coronavirus: NI shielding letters warn 95,000 people they're still at risk

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Health Minister Robin Swann

Health Minister Robin Swann

Health Minister Robin Swann

Around 95,000 people in Northern Ireland have received shielding letters advising them they are at serious risk from Covid-19, it has emerged.

Health Minister Robin Swann has revealed approximately 95,000 patients have received the letter from their GP or hospital doctor, in response to a question from Colm Gildernew, chair of the Stormont health committee.

From today, the patients and members of their household can meet with up to six people outdoors, as long as strict social distancing is followed.