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Two further Covid-19 deaths in NI with two metre rule ‘under review’

There have been two further Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health has confirmed.

It brings the total to 541.

There have been three more confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total in NI to 4,841.

On Friday, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) published its latest figures which includes all fatalities where Covid-19 is mentioned on a death certificate.

It had recorded 779 deaths in total by June 5.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the guidance on social distancing of two metres “is right, but it is under review”.

The World Health Organisation recommends keeping a distance of at least one metre.

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