More than 100 coronavirus-related fines have been issued in three days in Northern Ireland, police said.

Officers broke up barbecues and a small number of large house parties, assistant chief constable Alan Todd said.

Some parents were also believed to have left their children to play at friends' houses.

Mr Todd said: "We engage with people, it is only when people won't take the encouragement we end up having to enforce the matter."

A total of 107 fines were imposed in three days over the Easter period.

House parties involved some dozen or more people, although some were bigger, Mr Todd said.

The PSNI stepped up patrols at coastal beauty spots over the weekend and said the majority of people complied with restrictions designed to limit spread of the virus.


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Six more people have died from coronavirus-related illnesses in the North, bringing the total number of deaths to 124.

A further 76 cases of Covid-19 have also been diagnosed in the region, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 1,882.

Meanwhile, GPs have written to the Department of Health warning they may be forced to withdraw services if more personal protective equipment is not provided.

Masks and aprons are in particular short supply.

Health officials have said they are confident enough supplies exist for now.