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Michelle O’Neill self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has said she has tested positive for Covid-19, despite being fully vaccinated.

O’Neill confirmed the news on Twitter this afternoon.

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“I am thankful to have had two doses of the vaccine,” she said. 

“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.”

Northern Ireland is currently dealing with a wave of the Delta variant, with the country yesterday reporting that 1,259 further people tested positive for the virus.

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