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Warrenpoint's Lee Duffy and Ballinamallard's Aaron Arkinson during today's game at Mourneview Park, Lurgan.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Warrenpoint's Lee Duffy and Ballinamallard's Aaron Arkinson during today's game at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Warrenpoint's Lee Duffy and Ballinamallard's Aaron Arkinson during today's game at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

A former Warrenpoint striker has urged the public to take coronavirus seriously after spending eight days in hospital "hooked up to oxygen" after receiving a Covid-19 diagnosis.

Lee Duffy spent eight days in hospital "hooked up to oxygen" with Covid-19 before making a recovery.

The 28-year-old said he could "no longer breathe on my own, scared not knowing what was going to happen.

"Luckily I got through it and I’m starting to feel a lot better now," he said.

Warrenpoint wished Duffy, who played for Newry City until January, a full recovery, saying "thankfully" he is on the mend.

"Lee is a young very fit 28 year old. Please take this virus seriously. It attacks all ages," they said. "Lee is in our thoughts and we pray for his continued recovery."

A Linfield player tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month. Meanwhile, all Irish League fixtures have been suspended until at least 4 April.

Belfast Telegraph