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QUB virologist Dr Connor Bamford

QUB virologist Dr Connor Bamford

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Warning: Social distancing sign

Health Minister Robin Swann has said the two-metre social distancing rule will not be changed, although the guidance is under constant review.

This came after ministers in the Irish Government pushed for a reduction from two metres to one following the decision to do so by other European countries.

The move would be a major benefit for businesses seeking to reopen, while schools would be able to fit more students into classrooms when they return.


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