Schools, creches likely to stay shut for longer

Schools, creches and pubs are likely to stay shut for longer under further restrictions to be revealed later to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The cabinet is meeting this morning to discuss the latest advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team. 

Some parks and playgrounds could shut, while restaurants or shops that can’t adhere to social distancing are also likely to close.

Infectious disease specialist Sam McConkey says tough decisions have to be made. 


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