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The Big Read: 100 days since first NI coronavirus case - how our world has changed

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Belfast streets were empty for weeks during the lockdown.

Belfast streets were empty for weeks during the lockdown.

Belfast streets were empty for weeks during the lockdown.

The date was Thursday, February 27, 2020. The time was 7.05pm.

We had been warned it was coming. What we did not realise at the time was the full extent of how the news, that Northern Ireland had its first confirmed case of coronavirus, would change our lives.

Schools were closed, exams disrupted, shops shut, businesses plunged into financial chaos.