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My mother needs oxygen 24/7 and her life is not easy - I don't know when I will see her again

Everyone has to do their bit and fight this for people like her

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Eavan Murray hasn’t seen her severely immuno-compromised mother Jacinta for the past 10 days – and neither knows when they will be able to visit again as Covid-19 spreads through our communities. It’s a scenario that has left families desperate and scared around the country as we strive to protect loved ones who are most at risk.

Eavan Murray hasn’t seen her severely immuno-compromised mother Jacinta for the past 10 days – and neither knows when they will be able to visit again as Covid-19 spreads through our communities. It’s a scenario that has left families desperate and scared around the country as we strive to protect loved ones who are most at risk.

Eavan Murray hasn’t seen her severely immuno-compromised mother Jacinta for the past 10 days – and neither knows when they will be able to visit again as Covid-19 spreads through our communities. It’s a scenario that has left families desperate and scared around the country as we strive to protect loved ones who are most at risk.

We lingered for a few seconds, staring at each other, then I left. I said I'd see her soon and I loved her.

It was strange; normally we would hug hello and goodbye but not this time. What was happening was left hanging in the air, it was easier to do that.

I haven't seen my mam in 10 days. That doesn't sound like a long time, but it is for us.