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Northern Ireland Imposes Four-Week ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown

Written by on October 14, 2020

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Northern Ireland Imposes Four-Week ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown


People walking along Ferryquay Street in Derry. The Stormont Executive announced a wide-ranging series of restrictions for the Derry City and Strabane Council area on Thursday in an effort to stem the spiralling Covid-19 infection numbers in the north-west of Northern Ireland. (Photo by Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images)

Pubs and restaurants in Northern Ireland will close to the public for four weeks as part of a month-long “circuit breaker” lockdown, first minister Arlene Foster has announced.

Schools will also shut for two weeks, extending the half-term Halloween break by a week in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to stay open for takeaways.

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