Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland will be extended until 5 March, the first and deputy first ministers have said.
The executive backed the health minister’s proposal on Thursday and will review the move on 18 February.
But ministers were also told that restrictions may have to remain in place until after the Easter holidays.
A lockdown closing non-essential retailers and encouraging employees to work from home began after Christmas.
Family gatherings are prohibited and people have been ordered to stay at home for all but essential reasons.
Source BBC News NI