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Infection Control nurses in the intensive care ward at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

Infection Control nurses in the intensive care ward at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

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Infection Control nurses in the intensive care ward at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

On a cold January night two years ago, Julian Smith and Simon Coveney stood in near-darkness beneath Carson’s Statue on the Stormont Estate and announced that a deal existed to restore devolution.

Unknown to the parties arguing over an Irish Language Act, the virus which would come to dominate our lives was already spreading out from Wuhan, 5,500 miles away. Just 39 days later Northern Ireland’s first case would be confirmed.


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