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What happened to Arlene Foster's slow and steady approach on reopening schools?

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First Minister Arlene Foster (Brian Lawless/PA)

First Minister Arlene Foster (Brian Lawless/PA)

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First Minister Arlene Foster (Brian Lawless/PA)

Last Thursday, the First Minister stood on the podium in Dungannon and explained why a gradual and measured return of pupils to school is necessary.

Referring to advice from scientists and medics, Arlene Foster paid tribute to the public for the decline in the 'R' rate and the reduction in Covid-19 inpatients, which is helping to reduce the pressure on the health service.

However, she was very clear that as more people are allowed to mix, the rate of infection will rise again.


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