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Dr Connor Bamford

Dr Connor Bamford

Dr Connor Bamford

House parties are the "perfect place" to spread Covid-19 among the younger generation, a virologist has warned.

Dr Connor Bamford voiced concerns over young people socialising without adhering to the guidelines, such as wearing face masks and keeping socially distant.

It comes after students and young people in the Holyland area of south Belfast were criticised for flouting the regulations as they begin to move to the city ahead of the new university term.