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Graffiti on the walls at freedom corner in east Belfast as COVID-19 claims a third life in Northern Ireland on Monday March 23rd 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Graffiti on the walls at freedom corner in east Belfast as COVID-19 claims a third life in Northern Ireland on Monday March 23rd 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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Anita and Paul Shears' wedding at home on Monday, March 23rd Credit - Hannah Julia Photos

Anita and Paul Shears' wedding at home on Monday, March 23rd Credit - Hannah Julia Photos

Belfast City centre at lunchtime on Monday 23rd March 2020 Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Belfast City centre at lunchtime on Monday 23rd March 2020 Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Staff at the Medicare Pharmacy on the Belfast's Ormeau Road on Monday, March 23rd. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Staff at the Medicare Pharmacy on the Belfast's Ormeau Road on Monday, March 23rd. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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General view of Belfast City centre at lunchtime on Monday, March 23rd. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

General view of Belfast City centre at lunchtime on Monday, March 23rd. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Cars queue as McDonalds Conswater in east Belfast closes at 7pm due to the COVID-19 outbreak on Monday, March 23rd 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Cars queue as McDonalds Conswater in east Belfast closes at 7pm due to the COVID-19 outbreak on Monday, March 23rd 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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A man walking his dog in Belfast passes a motorway 'Staying home saves lives' sign on Tuesday March 24, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A man walking his dog in Belfast passes a motorway 'Staying home saves lives' sign on Tuesday March 24, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Empty seats on the Glider Bus in Belfast on Tuesday March 24, 2020 as people are asked to stay at home.  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Empty seats on the Glider Bus in Belfast on Tuesday March 24, 2020 as people are asked to stay at home. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Low traffic volumes on the M1 motorway in Belfast on Tuesday March 24, 2020  as people are asked to stay at home Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Low traffic volumes on the M1 motorway in Belfast on Tuesday March 24, 2020 as people are asked to stay at home Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Signs held by mannequins in a closed Belfast clothes stores advising people to Take Care and Be Kind on Tuesday March 24, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Signs held by mannequins in a closed Belfast clothes stores advising people to Take Care and Be Kind on Tuesday March 24, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Belfast city centre on Tuesday afternoon, March 24th as many businesses have closed up as a response to the global emergency of the Covid 19 virus Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Belfast city centre on Tuesday afternoon, March 24th as many businesses have closed up as a response to the global emergency of the Covid 19 virus Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Closed shops in Cornmarket in Belfast on Tuesday March 24, 2020 as people have been advised to stay at home Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Closed shops in Cornmarket in Belfast on Tuesday March 24, 2020 as people have been advised to stay at home Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Charlie Harington offers his Air BnB free to health workers as Belfast goes into its first day of lockdown on Tuesday, March 24th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Charlie Harington offers his Air BnB free to health workers as Belfast goes into its first day of lockdown on Tuesday, March 24th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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Family members praying in St Peter’s Cathedral in west Belfast on Tuesday March 24th. The church remains open for individuals who wish to pray but all services have been cancelled. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Family members praying in St Peter’s Cathedral in west Belfast on Tuesday March 24th. The church remains open for individuals who wish to pray but all services have been cancelled. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Eileen McCormick in Belfast with her dog Honey holding a letter she received from Josie Carson, aged 6, on Tuesday March 24, 2020. The six-year-old west Belfast girl has told her 90-year-old neighbour she will miss her as she stays at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Eileen McCormick in Belfast with her dog Honey holding a letter she received from Josie Carson, aged 6, on Tuesday March 24, 2020. The six-year-old west Belfast girl has told her 90-year-old neighbour she will miss her as she stays at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Ellie McAuley tends to the lambs on her family farm in self isolation with a sea backdrop as Northern Ireland goes into its first day of lockdown on Tuesday, March 24th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Ellie McAuley tends to the lambs on her family farm in self isolation with a sea backdrop as Northern Ireland goes into its first day of lockdown on Tuesday, March 24th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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A man plays swing-ball on an almost deserted Castlerock Beach on Tuesday 24th March. Picture: Michael Cooper

A man plays swing-ball on an almost deserted Castlerock Beach on Tuesday 24th March. Picture: Michael Cooper

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Health Minister Robin Swann is shown around the covid-19 centre at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry by Dr Tom Black on Wednesday, March 25th Photo by Simon Graham Photography

Health Minister Robin Swann is shown around the covid-19 centre at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry by Dr Tom Black on Wednesday, March 25th Photo by Simon Graham Photography

The newly refurbished Childrens play part in Ormeau Park on Wednesday March 25th. PACEMAKER BELFAST

The newly refurbished Childrens play part in Ormeau Park on Wednesday March 25th. PACEMAKER BELFAST

The normally very busy Woodstock Road in East Belfast on Wednesday March 25th PACEMAKER BELFAST

The normally very busy Woodstock Road in East Belfast on Wednesday March 25th PACEMAKER BELFAST

Workers walk off ABP site in Lurgan over concerns over Covid-19 measures on Wednesday, March 25th. PACEMAKER

Workers walk off ABP site in Lurgan over concerns over Covid-19 measures on Wednesday, March 25th. PACEMAKER

General view of members of the public in Belfast city centre on Wednesday 25th March 2020 as members of the public take precautions against the Covid 19 virus. Photo by Press Eye

General view of members of the public in Belfast city centre on Wednesday 25th March 2020 as members of the public take precautions against the Covid 19 virus. Photo by Press Eye

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GO Petrol Station in Belfast on Wednesday March 25, 2020, where the owners have displayed a sign notifying customers that the pumps are disinfected regularly to combat Covid-19 Liam McBurney/PA Wire

GO Petrol Station in Belfast on Wednesday March 25, 2020, where the owners have displayed a sign notifying customers that the pumps are disinfected regularly to combat Covid-19 Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Health Minister Robin Swann  during a  media briefing in the Long Gallery at Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Wednesday, March 25th. PHOTO PACEMAKER PRESS

Health Minister Robin Swann during a media briefing in the Long Gallery at Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Wednesday, March 25th. PHOTO PACEMAKER PRESS

RAF Veteran Billy Reid celebrated his 100th birthday with piper Mark Smyth in the front garden of his Lisburn home in isolation amid the spread of coronavirus on Thursday, March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

RAF Veteran Billy Reid celebrated his 100th birthday with piper Mark Smyth in the front garden of his Lisburn home in isolation amid the spread of coronavirus on Thursday, March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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An ice cream van being used to make essential deliveries to local people in need in the lower Oldpark and Shankill Road area of Belfast on Thursday March 26th. Picture By Justin Kernoghan

An ice cream van being used to make essential deliveries to local people in need in the lower Oldpark and Shankill Road area of Belfast on Thursday March 26th. Picture By Justin Kernoghan

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A Covid-19 testing centre is opened opposite the Mater Hospital in the Crumlin Road Health Centre on Thursday, March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

A Covid-19 testing centre is opened opposite the Mater Hospital in the Crumlin Road Health Centre on Thursday, March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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Ballycastle sea captain Christopher McCaughan walks his dog Biscuit  close to his home in Ballycastle, Co Antrim on Thursday March 26th. Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Ballycastle sea captain Christopher McCaughan walks his dog Biscuit close to his home in Ballycastle, Co Antrim on Thursday March 26th. Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Aerial images showing Belfast City Centre on day three of lockdown amid the spread of Coronavirus on Thursday, March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Aerial images showing Belfast City Centre on day three of lockdown amid the spread of Coronavirus on Thursday, March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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Belfast City Hall is illuminated blue to show support to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Belfast on Thursday March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Belfast City Hall is illuminated blue to show support to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Belfast on Thursday March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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The MAC in Belfast is illuminated in blue in support of NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Belfast City Hall and the Albert Clock were also lit up blue on Thursday evening, March 26th in support of NHS staff at this critical time. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

The MAC in Belfast is illuminated in blue in support of NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Belfast City Hall and the Albert Clock were also lit up blue on Thursday evening, March 26th in support of NHS staff at this critical time. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

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Residents in the Newlodge area clap to show support to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Belfast on Thursday March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Residents in the Newlodge area clap to show support to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Belfast on Thursday March 26th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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Caitlin  Donnelly joins in the big applause on Thursday, March 26th at 8pm from their Crumlin Home  to show their appreciation to all those who are working at the front line  in the fight against the Coronavirus PACEMAKER

Caitlin Donnelly joins in the big applause on Thursday, March 26th at 8pm from their Crumlin Home to show their appreciation to all those who are working at the front line in the fight against the Coronavirus PACEMAKER

NHS spelt out on the Black Mountain to show support to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Belfast on Friday, March 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

NHS spelt out on the Black Mountain to show support to NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic in Belfast on Friday, March 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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Meat factory workers outside the Linden Foods factory in Dungannon. The employees walked out complaining that there were not adequate social distancing measures in place on Friday, 27th March 2020 - Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Meat factory workers outside the Linden Foods factory in Dungannon. The employees walked out complaining that there were not adequate social distancing measures in place on Friday, 27th March 2020 - Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neil pictured at the Northern Ireland Executive's daily press update on the response to the Covid-19 crisis in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Friday March 27th PACEMAKER BELFAST

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neil pictured at the Northern Ireland Executive's daily press update on the response to the Covid-19 crisis in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Friday March 27th PACEMAKER BELFAST

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Police officers on patrol in Belfast City Centre during the coronavirus pandemic in Northern Ireland on Friday, March 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Police officers on patrol in Belfast City Centre during the coronavirus pandemic in Northern Ireland on Friday, March 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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Belfast City Council workers collect black bins in Brown Square, north Belfast during the coronavirus pandemic in Northern Ireland on Friday, March 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Belfast City Council workers collect black bins in Brown Square, north Belfast during the coronavirus pandemic in Northern Ireland on Friday, March 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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Graffiti on the walls at freedom corner in east Belfast as COVID-19 claims a third life in Northern Ireland on Monday March 23rd 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Lockdown, social distancing, shop closures, NHS tributes and a special birthday... Our photodesk has selected the best pictures taken in the week Covid-19 changed life in Northern Ireland.

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