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Coronavirus: Date for NI hairdressers and gyms to reopen could be earlier than July 20


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A woman at the hairdressers after lockdown

A woman at the hairdressers after lockdown

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Toy Story screening at the drive-in cinema at Titanic.

Toy Story screening at the drive-in cinema at Titanic.

Watching Toy Story are (L-R) Kevin, Martha and Clare McAteer.

Watching Toy Story are (L-R) Kevin, Martha and Clare McAteer.

A woman at the hairdressers after lockdown

THE STORMONT Executive wants to have all aspects of Northern Ireland's economy up and running again - including hairdressers and gyms - by July 20 at the very latest.

With a significant and consistent drop in deaths and new infection rates from coronavirus, attention has now turned to restarting our decimated business and retail sectors.

Ministers are under pressure to bring forward plans to ease lockdown by reopening cafes and restaurants on June 29 with strict social distancing measures in place.