A series of new Covid-19 restrictions are on the way for Derry City and Strabane Council area.
The restrictions are expected to limit indoor and outdoor gatherings, restaurants and pubs will be takeaway/outdoor dining only. People are expected to be told to avoid unnecessary travel and to work from home where possible. Schools will remain open.
Ministers, MLAs and MPs held an emergency meeting this afternoon to discuss the spike in Covid-19 cases in the region. Derry and Strabane has one of the highest Covid-19 rates in the UK.
A full announcement on restrictions is expected later this evening. It is anticipated the measures will come into force next week and will be in place for two weeks and kept under review.