Coronavirus Timeline

  • 16:58 August 11, 2020 Concern after 48 new Covid cases confirmed

    Health Minister Robin Swann has expressed his concern at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland. The dashboard today has reported 48 new cases in the past 24 hours with the number of people testing positive over the past seven days now at 194. Nine people have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19, […]

  • 08:49 August 11, 2020 Schools prepare to reopen

    LOCAL schools and students throughout Tyrone are preparing to make a return to the ‘new normal’ of school life. Education Minister Peter Weir has said he wants all schools to return to more normal patterns of operation and attendance from the week beginning August 31. The Minister also confirmed that schools will reopen for staff […]

  • 19:36 August 10, 2020 Public urged to remain on high alert after Covid death

    Health Minister Robin Swann has urged people across the North to remain on high alert against Covid-19 after the first death in almost a month. The Minister was commenting after his Department’s Covid-19 data dashboard recorded a death for the first time in almost a month. The dashboard also reported 76 new cases since Friday, […]

  • 10:01 August 9, 2020 Covid-19: Victims’ group helps dozens of local families

    A TYRONE family have praised the “outstanding” help they received from a local victims’ group throughout the long months of lockdown. David Newell, who lives with his wife and two children in McClay Park, Omagh, said the service provided by the members of the South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) had been “second-to-none”. Set up more […]

  • 18:09 July 23, 2020 Specators allowed to attend outdoor sporting events

    Spectators will be allowed to attend outdoor sporting venues “where the operator can control access and ensure adherence to social distancing” from tomorrow (Friday).  The Stormont Executive announced a raft of changes to Covid-19 restrictions which will come into effect on the same date, Friday 24. Ministers have agreed a further easement of regulations which […]

  • 14:46 July 23, 2020 Health Minister thanks Fivemiletown community group

    A VOLUNTEER group that has gone above and beyond for the Fivemiletown area during the Covid outbreak has been personally thanked by Health Minister Robin Swann. Throughout the pandemic, a group of volunteers from Fivemiletown formed the ‘Fivemiletown Coronavirus Response Group’, and provided valued support to hundreds of people. A milestone was marked recently as […]

  • 19:38 July 21, 2020 Dungannon hardest hit by Covid

    TYRONE recorded 47 Covid-19 related deaths during the pandemic outbreak with over half the deaths occurring in the Dungannon area. According to new figures released by statistics agency Nisra, the Dungannon area has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 related deaths in Tyrone with 28 deaths occurring in the area. The figures revealed the number […]

  • 19:01 July 17, 2020 Noise complaints in Omagh have tripled since last year

      COMPLAINTS about noisy neighbours trebled in the Fermanagh and Omagh area during the lockdown period – and ‘parties, loud TV and loud music’ have been partly to blame! Figures show that complaints in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area rose from ten in April and June 2019, to 31 this April and June […]

  • 18:01 July 15, 2020 Derg man walks 100 miles to raise awareness of PTSD

    A CASTLEDERG man who lost his father during the Troubles has walked more than 100 miles across Scotland to raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).   Bryan Finlay (39), who has lived in Dundee for almost two decades, but will always consider the Derg his home, has already raised just over £1,000 for […]

  • 15:36 July 15, 2020 Janice raises £1,651 for pawesome animals

    JANICE Porter braved both June’s peaceful blue skies and gargantuan thunderstorms to help raise money for the dogs and cats of Grovehill Animal Trust.   The Grovehill chairperson walked a total of 10km every single day during the month of June as part of her intrepid fundraiser, in the hopes of raising £1,000 to help […]