Mr Storey said,
“This death is a stark reminder that Covid-19 is still amongst us and is still taking life. We are very mindful of a family who are grieving today and work colleagues who mourn the passing of a friend. We will be remembering all those who mourn in our prayers.
I was speaking with Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service and expressed our sadness but also commended him and his staff on how the pandemic has been managed within our prisoners. To date only four prisons in the general population have tested positive for Covid-19.
Another death also reminds us of the importance of taking all precautions to stem the spread of Covid-19. To that end, I encourage everyone, of all ages, to take up the offer of a vaccination. Ultimately this will help us return to normality as a society and relieve pressure on our hospital front line.”