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Robin Swann

Going into the coronavirus pandemic there were terrifying predictions that doctors in Northern Ireland would have to ration intensive care unit beds.

A team of experts advising the Department of Health here warned there could be upwards of 15,000 deaths once Covid-19 took hold.

Meanwhile, rumours swirled that leisure centres across the province were being lined up to act as mortuaries as existing facilities would be unable to cope with the sheer volume of bodies.