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Three businesses in Newcastle reported outbreaks of Covid-19

Three businesses in Newcastle reported outbreaks of Covid-19

Freddie Parkinson

Three businesses in Newcastle reported outbreaks of Covid-19

BBC Northern Ireland has issued an apology for broadcasting a clip of a member of the public calling coronavirus a "conspiracy".

Shown on Thursday's BBC Newsline, the comment was made during a report on an outbreak of the virus in Newcastle, Co Down.

After a formal complaint was made to the BBC, the clip has been removed, with an apology issued for not challenging the controversial view in the report.