Sunday August 9, 2020

‘Groundswell’ of support in North to crush virus with all-island approach

Move comes after MLAs endorse report from Independent Sage panel calling for ‘achievement of a zero-Covid Britain and Ireland’

26th July, 2020
The committee, agreed to write to Robin Swann, the North’s health minister, asking him to commit to a “zero Covid Britain and Ireland”

There is a “groundswell” of support in Northern Ireland for the elimination of Covid-19, after a number of MLAs endorsed an all-island approach that would aim to bring the number of cases to zero.

Last Thursday, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Health endorsed a paper by Britain’s Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) – set up in parallel to the official Sage – recommending that the “prime objective” of government should...

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