Schools are set to close for two weeks in Northern Ireland under a new round of restrictions to curb the spike in Covid-19 cases.
A four-week partial lockdown was decided by the Executive last night, which will include closing pubs and restaurants, with the exception of takeaways.
Hospitality restrictions are expected to come into force from Friday and other measures from Monday.
The full details of the restrictions will be confirmed today after late night talks in Stormont.
Many measures are expected to remain similar to current restrictions in Derry/Strabane. Retail outlets are expected to remain open, along with churches and gyms for individual training.
BBC News NI reports that a ban on alcohol sales in off-licences and supermarkets after 8pm is also expected to be introduced.
Seven further deaths and 863 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Northern Ireland yesterday. 6,286 new positive cases of the virus have been detected in the past week.