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The Covid-19 Crisis: is there a Christian Response?


March 2020 will be remembered as the month in which COVID-19 shook Irish society. Of course, we heard the reports from Wuhan in China and the efforts taken by Asian countries to curtail the spread of this new virus. It all seemed far away and separated from our everyday lives in Ireland. This changed on Saturday 29 February, when the National Public Health Emergency Team announced the first confirmed case of the virus in this country. But even then, there were few people who realised how this event would impact on society and radically change our way of life. From the closing of schools and universities on 12 March to the unprecedented measures that were announced on 27 of the same month, the impact has been great.

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