Arlene Foster said that dealing with the threat of the coronavirus was “our priority”.
Globally, around 82,000 people have been infected.
The party has traditionally struggled to appeal to young voters.
There was little sense of pre-election excitement at the DUP party conference.
Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.
The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.
‘We have real opportunities lying ahead’: Hopes are high in the Alliance Party ahead of a UK general election
The party has enjoyed significant success by running on an anti-Brexit platform.
The two leaders have very different views on Brexit.
Before Brexit negotiations come to an end, TheJournal.ie asked communities along the border what they thought would happen.