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Next few weeks crucial in Northern Ireland's Covid-19 response, top medic Dr Tom Black warns

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Dr Tom Black

Dr Tom Black

Health Minister Robin Swann

Health Minister Robin Swann

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Dr Tom Black

The coming weeks of the Covid-19 response have the potential to be more dangerous than the height of the pandemic, it has been claimed.

Dr Tom Black has warned that people who are shielding must continue to take special precautions once the strict rules are relaxed at the end of next month.

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced plans to pause the shielding advice that was issued to people ahead of the Covid-19 peak in Northern Ireland from July 31.