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Northern Ireland First Minster Arlene Foster and East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell have jointly called on people to stay at home this weekend and not come to the North Coast.

Commenting Mrs Foster said,

“No matter where I go in the world, I promote the tourism gems of Northern Ireland such as the North Coast, but this is an extraordinary time and to protect our hospitals and our loved ones we need people to stay at home. Second homes and caravans are not a reason for travel. The police will be taking a very tough line on this and we support them fully.”

Mr Campbell said,

“As MP for the Coleraine, Portrush and Portstewart area I want to see as many visitors as possible to the region. We depend on visitors. Easter weekend is normally one of the busiest of the year. This weekend has to be different. We want people to stay at home.

We support the police in enforcing the extraordinary laws we have at the moment. They exist to save lives. Second homes and caravans are not reasons to travel to the North Coast.”