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No sugar-coating it by Robin Swann as he denies overreaction or inconsistency

Lisa Smyth


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The number meeting outdoors and indoors has been slashed after fresh pandemic restrictions were imposed in Northern Ireland, health minister Robin Swann said (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA).

The number meeting outdoors and indoors has been slashed after fresh pandemic restrictions were imposed in Northern Ireland, health minister Robin Swann said (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA).

The number meeting outdoors and indoors has been slashed after fresh pandemic restrictions were imposed in Northern Ireland, health minister Robin Swann said (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA).

The axe has fallen on outdoor gatherings of more than 30 people and families and friends gathering together in their homes.

After warning that further restrictions were on their way, Health Minister Robin Swann has now announced a number of measures are to be put in place to restrict the spread of Covid-19.

He was, of course, challenged by the media for the move but it was clear from his language and tone that Mr Swann is up for a fight.