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Return of students will cause ‘complete disaster’ for schools in Northern Ireland

Reopening may trigger large spike, while GPs say they are struggling to cope

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'Omicron is so transmissible that there's naturally going to be a big spike'

'Omicron is so transmissible that there's naturally going to be a big spike'

'Omicron is so transmissible that there's naturally going to be a big spike'

Schools in Northern Ireland face a “complete disaster” in the coming weeks unless more resources are put in place to help them cope with the latest Covid wave, a principal has warned.

With the number of positive cases linked to the Omicron variant of the virus soaring to record levels over Christmas, doctors are predicting the planned re-opening of schools next week will lead to another “big spike” in Covid cases.


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