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No further deaths from Covid-19 reported in Northern Ireland

There have been three more confirmed cases of coronavirus, latest figures from the Department of Health show

There have been no further deaths as a result of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

Figures released on Tuesday show the Department of Health total number of lives lost still stands at 551.

Of these 59 are in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area and 33 in Newry, Mourne and Down.

There have been three more confirmed cases of coronavirus in Northern Ireland.

The latest figures come as Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced that Disability Action Transport Services will resume passenger transport activities from tomorrow (Wednesday) July 1.

Minister Mallon said: “I am pleased to announce the resumption of Disability Action Transport Services for essential travel.

“I know that Disability Action and all of the Rural Community Transport Partnerships have provided transitioned services during this Covid-19 response period.

“They have provided invaluable support to many of our most vulnerable citizens and I will continue to support them in doing that as we proceed through this next stage of the Executive’s recovery plan.

“I am also mindful that as restrictions on travel are eased there will be a greater demand for travel. However, I would ask all those travelling to please continue to be responsible and adhere to the guidance given on essential travel and social distancing.

“We all have a personal responsibility to protect the health and well-being of ourselves and others. The Covid-19 virus is still with us so it is vital we do not become complacent.

“I want to pay tribute to the Community Transport sector for their resilience during this period and hope that this move is another step closer to our recovery from Covid-19 to a new and improved normal.”

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