Agreement for greater cooperation to tackle spread of Covid 19 across island of Ireland reached

An agreement for greater cooperation to tackle the spread of Covid 19 across the island of Ireland has been reached.

The Chief Medical Officers in the Republic and North are to sign a memo of understanding for a more joined up approach.

It follows a conference call between the Tanaiste, Northern Secretary and First and Deputy First Ministers in the North – which was described as constructive.

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill says the disease doesn’t stop at the border, so co-operation is needed: