Coronavirus Timeline

  • 19:50 October 25, 2020 Omagh woman’s life-prolonging surgery cancelled

    AN Omagh woman whose ‘life prolonging’ surgery was cancelled fears that Cancer patients are being left behind to provide additonal Covid-19 facilities. Ann Colton (57) from Omagh was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in March, and was heartbreakingly told that the cancer is not curable. Ann was supposed to have major ‘de-bulking life prolonging’ surgery on […]

  • 10:00 October 25, 2020 Shielding to remain paused

    SHIELDING for people who are deemed vulnerable will remain paused during the current restrictions. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride has reviewed the current advice on shielding and will not be making changes at this stage. Shielding for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable was paused on 31 July 2020 and it has been decided […]

  • 19:30 October 24, 2020 Christmas cheer in Omagh despite Covid

    CHRISTMAS will look a bit different this year but Omagh will still be full of festive cheer with a brand new ‘winter lights festival.’ Due to the Covid19 restrictions, it looks unlikely that it will be possible to gather in large crowds for the annual Christmas lights switch on, or host the traditional festive events. […]

  • 20:27 October 23, 2020 Tyrone Covid patient warns ‘its not just a flu’

    A TYRONE woman who was hospitalised after contracting Covid has warned others to follow the guidelines as it is “much more than a flu.” Marie Louise McGuinness, her husband Nicky and their young children Sarah and Matthew from outside Omagh all tested positive for Covid19 at the start of the month. Nicky and the two […]

  • 19:46 October 22, 2020 Postcode breakdown show extent of local cases

    NEW statistics released by the Department for Health this week show for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began a more detailed breakdown of the cases in each postcode locality. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council as a whole continues to have the lowest number of cases of any of he 11 local government districts, […]

  • 16:32 October 22, 2020 Five new Covid19 deaths in the North

    Five more people have died in the North having contracted COVID-19 according to the Department of Health. According to the Department of Health, 1,042 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, and five new deaths have been recorded. Out of the 1,042 new cases, 264 have been […]

  • 15:36 October 21, 2020 Over 300 cases in 24 hours in Tyrone council areas

    OVER 300 new Covid19 cases have been identified in the three council areas which cover Tyrone in the past 24 hours. The latest figures released by the Department of Health reveal that there has been 301 cases confirmed throughout Tyrone council areas. COVID: According to the Department of Health, 1,039 new cases have been confirmed […]

  • 17:31 October 20, 2020 ‘Steady decline’ in local Covid19 cases

    A LEADING medical professor has confirmed that there has been a ‘steady decline’ in the number of cases in Derry City and Strabane council area. Prof Ian Young, Northern Ireland’s chief scientific adviser has said there is “strong evidence” to suggest that the tough restrictions imposed in the Strabane council area are working. Three weeks […]

  • 09:28 October 20, 2020 Gym offering free membership to hard-hit workers

    A TYRONE gym is offering hospitality workers who are out of work due to Covid-19 a free space to train during the latest restrictions. So far, gyms are allowed to remain open but for individual training only with local enforcement in place. Damian Crowne, of Personal Health and Fitness Gym in Gortrush Industrial Estate, Omagh, […]

  • 14:38 October 19, 2020 Over 200 new positive cases in Tyrone council areas

    OVER 200 positive Covid19 cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours in Tyrone council areas. In the three council areas which cover Tyrone, 212 new cases have been confirmed, as 820 positive tests were recorded throughout the North. In Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, 35 cases were confirmed bringing the total number of […]