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If we had got to zero Covid cases we'd all be in the pub now: NI's massive step backwards after nearly beating virus

How NI has taken a massive step backwards in Covid fight after nearly beating the virus

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In the spotlight: Students and police in the Holyland area of south Belfast last month

In the spotlight: Students and police in the Holyland area of south Belfast last month

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

In the spotlight: Students and police in the Holyland area of south Belfast last month

It was high summer and the threat of coronavirus had seemingly faded with just a handful of cases a day. But as the sun shone and our guard lowered, danger lurked all around us.

As complacency set in, and society returned to normal, the virus was still lurking, silently spreading from person to person.

On July 1, just a single positive Covid-19 case was recorded and the numbers remained steadily low until 43 tests were confirmed on August 6.