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Coronavirus: Ten new cases but no further deaths in Northern Ireland

Ten new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Northern Ireland

Ten more positive cases of coronavirus have been detected in the north, the Department of Health said. The total number of people who have been infected is now 6,006.

No new deaths were recorded, leaving the total at 556, according to official figures.

The update was released after it was revealed a Co Down supermarket was forced to close for a day after some staff tested positive.

The Barbican SuperValu in Newcastle shut for a "professional deep clean" on Monday and re-opened yesterday.

Management said a "handful" of employees were confirmed as having Covid-19.

In the Republic, face masks will become mandatory in all shops and retail centres from Monday.

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