Northern Ireland has been hit by an outbreak of coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of at least 11 people and left thousands of others ill and traumatised.
At least 17 people have been diagnosed with coronaviruses, and a further two people have died from coronaviral complications, including the three children.
The latest coronavire outbreak is the worst in the country since 2014.
The disease was first detected in the UK in November, and has spread to more than 100 countries and territories.
More than 1.5 million people have tested positive for coronaviriens, and it is estimated that 1.8 million people in Northern Ireland are infected.
On Wednesday, a coronavirochavirus vaccine was released in the United States, after a US pharmaceutical company withdrew it from the market because of the potential risk of the vaccine’s safety.
On Friday, the Department of Health said the United Kingdom’s first ever vaccine trial was due to begin in November.