At the daily briefing today our Health Minister confirmed that we have had no new confirmed cases of Covid 19 here for the last two days, with the total number to date standing at 308. Sadly there have been 20 deaths, the majority of those being care home residents.
It is hoped that the lockdown restrictions may be gradually eased, with careful monitoring, and some sectors starting to return to work.
The border remains closed, however, and it is reported that this will be the last restriction to be relaxed, only when safe to do so.
I presume that, even once there are no longer any cases of transmission within our community, we cannot allow anyone in until the virus is under control elsewhere.
Goodness knows when that will be.