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Covid's victims remembered 12 months after first lockdown

A minute's silence and candlelight tribute as grieving families tell of anguish over lost lives

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Heartbreak: Brenda Doherty, whose mother Ruth Burke was one of the first female victims of the virus

Heartbreak: Brenda Doherty, whose mother Ruth Burke was one of the first female victims of the virus

Heartbreak: Brenda Doherty, whose mother Ruth Burke was one of the first female victims of the virus

A minute's silence was held yesterday as people reflected on lives lost to Covid-19 since the first lockdown on March 23, 2020.

And last night families stood at their front doors with candles and public buildings were lit up yellow in remembrance of those who had died.

One of the first to succumb to the virus was 82-year-old Ruth Burke from Newtownabbey, who passed away a year ago today.


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