Liverpool ECHO front pages show 100 days of coronavirus

Revisiting 10 Liverpool ECHO front pages to tell 100 days of coronavirus in Merseyside

Looking back at how the Echo shared the pandemic news over the past 100 days

Some of the Liverpool Echo page ones during the coronavirus pandemic

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Liverpool ECHO has reported on the latest news locally and nationally.

On the eve of the 100 days since the first coaches of Brits arriving from Wuhan to be quarantined at Arrowe Park hospital, we've taken a look back and chosen 10 ECHO front pages to show how the situation has developed.

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The subjects covered include the first tragic local death to the virus, tributes to our NHS and remembering those frontline workers who lost their lives in the fight against coronavirus.

Alongside the praise and tributes, there have also been warnings about following lockdown rules and recognition of the sacrifices people have made.

Of course, these are just 10 pages and there have been countless more stories in print and online in our coverage of Merseyside's fight to defeat coronavirus.

But by looking back, we hope you'll take some strength in going forward.

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  1. Saturday, February 1

    The day after Brits travelling from Wuhan arrived at Arrowe Park hospital in Wirral, where they went into quarantine

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  2. Thursday, February 20

    The news came that more people were to be transported to the Wirral site, but as yet most of us were still largely unaffected

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  3. Tuesday, March 17

    Things got very real, very quickly as the news came of mass shutdowns and cancellations, including the Grand National

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  4. Thursday, March 19

    Just two days later and we were reporting on the decision to close all schools, with hub sites kept open for the children of key workers.

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  5. Monday, March 23

    As you'd expect, the people of Liverpool and Merseyside quickly started to rally round – there have been plenty of stories like this since then.

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  6. Wednesday, March 25

    While the main focus of this front page was the murder of Alex Davies by Brian Healless, it also mentions the first local death from coronavirus – Cy Tucker, the Liverpool musician

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  7. Monday, April 20

    A fantastic front page, paying tribute to the scores of frontline heroes in the NHS and many other roles too, who have kept our region going during lockdown.

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  8. Wednesday, April 22

    That front page was echoed just two days later as we paid tribute to three NHS heroes who tragically died while fighting the pandemic.

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  9. Saturday, April 25

    A warning from Mayor Joe Anderson over people flouting lockdown rules, particularly across some of our city's parks.

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  10. Sunday, April 26

    The last of our 10 front pages, this one looking at the increasing number of questions surrounding Liverpool's Champions League game with Atletico Madrid

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