N.Ireland sportswear factory scrubs up in fight against COVID-19
29 March 2020 | 2:58 pm
As many factories fall silent during the coronavirus crisis, the din of production continues at O'Neills sportswear factory in the Northern Ireland town of Strabane, where staff have shifted to making scrubs and facemasks for Britain's under-pressure healthcare workers.
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