The Northern Ireland Executive has adjourned after two meetings to discuss the potential extension of restrictions that could see bars and restaurants closed for another fortnight.
It emerged earlier on Monday that reopening the hospitality sector, with a ban on serving alcohol, was among suggestions on the table.
Health chiefs submitted a paper to the Executive last week suggesting a two week extension to hospitality closures due to end this week in a bid to drive down the spread of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.
NI’s British Medical Association chair Dr Tom Black said the measures introduced over three weeks ago were “too little too late” and that reopening hospitality venues was “just not what we should be doing right now”.
While confirmed cases of the virus are falling, the number being treated for coronavirus in our hospitals today is 426 with people dying daily.
First Minister Arlene Foster said at Thursday’s coronavirus…