Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
“Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease that is still circulating in our communities. It is a dangerous illness that no one wants to catch.
“While we have reason to be positive, we now need to continue to work together towards our collective goal of resuming healthcare services, reopening our children’s schools, and protecting the most vulnerable.
“The past weeks have shown that when we maintain physical distance, wash our hands, wear a face-covering where appropriate and cover our coughs and sneezes, together we can interrupt the spread of Covid-19. Let’s keep going.”