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Survival of the fittest: Confusion around new Stormont restrictions damages battle against Covid-19 and plays into hands of conspiracy theorists

Suzanne Breen


Clear-as-mud messaging means people who paid heed back in March just won't listen now

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Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill gave a joint press conference for the first time in 73 days (Presseye/PA)

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill gave a joint press conference for the first time in 73 days (Presseye/PA)

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Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill gave a joint press conference for the first time in 73 days (Presseye/PA)

From tomorrow, it's illegal to visit someone who lives in a restricted zone in Northern Ireland inside their homes.

But you can meet them, and dozens of drunks, in the pub, and nobody will bat an eyelid. Your family and theirs - along with those of complete strangers - will be able to freely mix in soft play areas indoors.

Covid-19 must be a very smart virus. It seems to magically disappear in the presence of cash tills.