Two more people die in Northern Ireland after contracting Covid19

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Another two people have died in Northern Ireland after contracting Covid19. 

It brings the total number of deaths recorded by the Department of Health to 2,135. 

A further 99 new cases have also been confirmed here since yesterday. 

There are 70 people in hospital with Covid-19.

A total of 796 people tested positive for the virus in the past seven days.

It follows confirmation that passengers arriving into Northern Ireland from designated red-list countries will have to undergo hotel quarantine. 

The isolation arrangements have been put in place ahead of the return of international flights to local airports.

The online booking portal, run by the Department of Health, opened on Friday.

Any passengers who has been in, or transited through a “red list” country in the previous 10 days must book and pay for a managed isolation package before making any other travel arrangements, the Department said.

The price for one adult in one room for 10 days costs £1,750, with an additional day rate of £152.

The additional rate for one adult, or child over 12, is £650, while the additional rate for child aged five to 12 is £325.

The required isolation period is 10 days and all bookings must be made through the online portal.

Anyone arriving into Belfast City and Belfast International airports from the “red-list” countries will have to quarantine.

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