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No Covid-19 fatalities in Northern Ireland for first day in five months

But good news is overshadowed by suspension of AstraZenica vaccine

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A difference of opinion over the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been causing officials in Northern Ireland a headache over the weekend (Andrew Matthews/PA).

A difference of opinion over the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been causing officials in Northern Ireland a headache over the weekend (Andrew Matthews/PA).

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Safety: Dr Alan Stout urged anyone with a vaccine scheduled to keep the appointment

Safety: Dr Alan Stout urged anyone with a vaccine scheduled to keep the appointment

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A difference of opinion over the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been causing officials in Northern Ireland a headache over the weekend (Andrew Matthews/PA).

There were no Covid-19 deaths reported on the island of Ireland on Sunday, in one of the brightest days of the pandemic for months.

It was the first 24-hour period since mid October when no deaths linked to Covid-19 were announced by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, although a further 143 new cases were diagnosed.

Despite Sunday's positive development, a difference of opinion over the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been causing officials in Northern Ireland a headache over the weekend.


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