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Concern: Robin Swann

Concern: Robin Swann

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Concern: Robin Swann

There could be a serious spike in Covid-19 cases after mass gatherings in Co Down this week, according to the Health Minister.

Robin Swann said the numbers of people who are being diagnosed with Covid-19 is falling, but he stressed it is essential that complacency does not set in.

The UUP MLA hit out after up to 1,000 youths congregated at Crawfordsburn Beach and Helen's Bay on Monday as people enjoyed the scorching weather.