He says public messaging about safety measures “is as vital today as it ever was” and the advice remains “a matter of life and death”.
“Our concern is some of you are getting fed up listening to it and getting tired following it,” he told the news conference.
“Complacency is our enemy.
“I hope you’ll forgive me for repeating the messages, over and over again.”
The minister hailed the success of the Department of Health’s StopCOVID NI app which he says has been downloaded more than 300,000 times locally.
Mr Swann says 237 exposure notifications have been issued to those who would have been in close proximity with someone who had tested positive for the virus.
“A number of these would certainly have been missed by the tracing teams were it not for our app,” he explained.
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