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Northern Ireland should keep Covid lockdown going until April, says QUB virologist

Scientist warns opening schools too early may result in another deadly surge of Covid-19

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Dr Connor Bamford

Dr Connor Bamford

Dr Connor Bamford

Northern Ireland should delay lifting lockdown until after Easter in a bid to finally beat Covid-19, an expert has said.

Dr Connor Bamford, a virologist from Queen's University, said the region must seize the opportunity to prevent further shutdowns by lifting restrictions in a gradual and measured way.

And he warned that opening schools before April will result in Northern Ireland enduring another deadly surge of Covid-19.


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