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'I feel extremely lucky', says Mary Lou on virus recovery

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Mary Lou McDonald tested positive for the virus last month

Mary Lou McDonald tested positive for the virus last month

Mary Lou McDonald tested positive for the virus last month

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she feels lucky to have recovered from coronavirus.

The party president received a positive diagnosis for Covid-19 after being tested on March 28.

She experienced weeks of being "very unwell", adding she had a setback to her recovery when she developed pleurisy.

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"I feel very well, I feel strong and I feel extremely, extremely lucky," she told BBC Radio Ulster's Talkback.

Ms McDonald said it was a horrible virus, adding: "It is like your whole system has been invaded, and it is upsetting that it had come into the house and had come under my roof."

She said she felt grateful to be able to wake up in the morning and feel well.