A look back at the early days of (the first) lockdown three years ago

Kate McIlwain
Updated March 23 2023 - 12:28pm, first published 9:51am

At midday, this day three years ago, pubs, clubs, cinemas, gyms and churches closed their doors with no known reopening date.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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