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From small shops to big firms, no Northern Ireland business has escaped Covid pandemic unscathed

Margaret Canning


Covid-19 one year on

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Closed doors: the Duke of York owner Willie Jack decided it was not worth opening in September and October last year

Closed doors: the Duke of York owner Willie Jack decided it was not worth opening in September and October last year

Closed doors: the Duke of York owner Willie Jack decided it was not worth opening in September and October last year

Our economy and businesses have had an extremely rough ride since the first Covid-19 case was detected here on February 27 last year.

None of us could have imagined how our lives as individuals, consumers, employees and businesspeople would be affected.

And almost every single trend which has reshaped our lives in the past year - working from home, streaming movies instead of going to the cinema, being furloughed, doing more online shopping because so many shops are shut - is feeding into the long-term economic impact of Covid-19.


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