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'I am a frontline worker, I got Covid-19 and I haven't seen my baby in two months'

As the virus began to spread, asthmatic Riadh Egan made the tough decision to send her 15-month-old daughter to her mother's house. Here, she talks to Liadán Hynes about her diagnosis, and how she is coping with nine weeks apart from her child

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Riadh Egan near her home in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Photo: Joe Dunne

Riadh Egan near her home in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Photo: Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne

Riadh Egan near her home in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Photo: Joe Dunne

'It's the hardest thing I've ever done, without a doubt. She's my first child. She didn't really leave my side until she was about 10 months, so for her to be away for so long is really hard."

It has been nine weeks since Riadh Egan has seen her 15-month-old daughter, Meadow.