Wednesday October 21, 2020

We cannot allow North to drag entire island into a virus vortex

Analysis: Without an all-island agreed coronavirus strategy, it is stupid and unforgivably negligent to leave the border uncontrolled

18th October, 2020
Border residents will tell you that, in Covid-19 terms, crossing over to the North can feel like moving to a different planet

Whether we like it or not, the North is effectively another country. It is making its own rules and its own mistakes, and it has a level of Covid-19 infection that represents a serious health and economic risk to everyone on this island, including those who live on the border and further south.

The coronavirus “doubling time” over the previous five days – a figure which was published by the Northern Ireland Department of...

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