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McBride offers cold dose of Covid realism but Stormont risks another deadly wave if it gets next move wrong

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Stormont Executive has stressed that a return to school is its priority

Stormont Executive has stressed that a return to school is its priority

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Stormont Executive has stressed that a return to school is its priority

From the moment the Northern Ireland Executive announced a fresh lockdown would come into force at the end of last year, the question on everyone’s lips was, “how long will it last?”. 

This is, of course, completely understandable.

Our children’s education has been put on hold, some businesses have been shuttered for the best part of 12 months and cancer operations have been cancelled indefinitely – there is no part of life that hasn’t been affected by the pandemic.


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