The anniversary of the first restrictions due to COVID-19
Twelve months ago today we started the restrictions to protect people’s health in the midst of what was to be termed a pandemic. The Coronavirus was in Ireland and we needed to stop the spread of the disease by closing down society for a while.
We now know that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the name given to the 2019 novel coronavirus. COVID-19 is the name given to the disease associated with the virus. SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. So much we now know and still so much we don’t know.
Twelve months on and we could never have imagined that we would still be here talking about the virus that has touched every part of the world.
We are still washing our hands for 20 seconds to Happy Birthday.