NI Lockdown Extended Until April 1

Stomont agrees to extend lockdown across the Province until April 1

The NI Executive has agreed that lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland will be extended until April 1.

Stormont is set to make an official statement this afternoon (February 18).

Restrictions were imposed in Northern Ireland on December 26 and were due to end on March 1, however taking into consideration the advice from Health Officials, the Executive have decided to extend the lockdown until April 1.

It is thought that this is to prevent a possible rise in cases around St Patrick’s Day on March 17.

First Minister Arlene Foster and Finance Minister Conor Murphy are due to provide more detail at a press conference this afternoon (approximately 4.15pm)