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Deputy First Minister tests positive for Covid-19

Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has confirmed this afternoon (Tuesday 31 August) that she has contracted Covid-19.

In a statement Michelle O’Neill said:

“I have contracted Covid-19. I am thankful to have had two doses of the vaccine. I’ll remain in self-isolation, and hope to return to my public duties next week.

“Executive Office Minister Declan Kearney, will take forward Departmental business in the meantime.”


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