Coronavirus Timeline

  • 09:30 May 31, 2020 Reopening of churches welcomed in Tyrone

    THE reopening of churches for private prayer has been widely welcomed by parishioners. Churches across Tyrone have reopened to allow parishioners to visit for personal prayer. Most Church buildings in Tyrone have been closed since March 28th by public order, but strict measures have been put in place and the cleaning regime in the churches […]

  • 15:10 May 30, 2020 No new confirmed cases in two Tyrone council areas

    THE latest figures released by the Department of Health show a further 13 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the North, bringing that total to 4,709. Two of those new cases have been recorded in the Mid Ulster council area with the number of confirmed cases rising to 250 from yesterday’s total of 248. […]

  • 09:35 May 30, 2020 GP welcomes new Covid drug

    AN anti viral drug, which is said to shorten the recovery time for Covid-19 patients has been welcomed by an local GP. Remdesivir is an innovative drug that is currently undergoing clinical trials around the world, including the UK, and has been has been made available to patients in Northern Ireland. International studies show the […]

  • 10:11 May 29, 2020 Figures suggest 17 more Covid deaths in Tyrone councils

    NEW figures released by the Northern Ireland Statistic and Research Agency figures have revealed that a further 17 people have died from Covid-19 in the three council areas that cover Tyrone. Latest figures published today by NISRA show that 47 deaths involving COVID-19 occurred in the last week, from May 16 to 22 bringing the […]

  • 15:45 May 28, 2020 Some Covid-19 restrictions to be eased on June 8

    FURTHER lockdown restrictions in the North will be eased from the week beginning June 8 but social distancing remains essential. The Executive has deferred making a decision on allowing people to visit relatives indoors, but some businesses will be allowed to reopen in the next relaxation.  Speaking today during the briefing, First Minister Arlene Foster […]

  • 14:42 May 27, 2020 Five new covid-19 cases in Tyrone council areas

    NEW figures have revealed a further five confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Tyrone council areas. Figures released by the Department of Health state that two more people have died and 26 further people have tested postive across the North. Locally, in the three Council areas which cover Tyrone, there have been five more confirmed cases […]

  • 14:47 May 26, 2020 No new Covid deaths in past 24 hours

    THERE have been no new Covid-19 related deaths in the North in the past 24 hours according to the Department of Health’s latest update. It is the first day since 18 March – almost 10 weeks ago – that no deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland. The latest figures released this afternoon by the […]

  • 12:03 May 26, 2020 Drug shown to shorten Covid-19 recovery available in NI

    AN anti viral drug, which is said to shorten the recovery time for Covid-19 patients has been made available to patients in Northern Ireland. Remdesivir is an innovative drug that is currently undergoing clinical trials around the world, including the UK. International studies show the drug can shorten recovery time from Covid-19 by about four […]

  • 14:37 May 25, 2020 Over 470 cases of Covid in Tyrone council areas

    THERE has been 39 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to figures released by the Department of Health. A further eight people have died in the North. In the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council  (FODC) area, there are 80 confirmed cases of the virus, with 10 deaths recorded. In the Derry […]

  • 17:01 May 24, 2020 More than £4,000 raised in clergyman’s solo run

    A LOCAL clergyman who ran a solo marathon has raised more than £4,000 to carry out repairs to two churches and a Castlederg youth hall.   Reverend Peter Ferguson, Church of Ireland Minister in Castlederg, completed a solo marathon around his parish on Friday past.   Rev Ferguson ran 26.2 miles from the Rectory around […]