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Isle of Man ENDS social distance rules after 22 days of no new deaths on the island


Isle of Man ENDS social distance rules to bring society back to normal after 22 days of no new deaths on the island

  • Isle of Man announces to drop the rules for public social distancing from Monday
  • Prime Minister Howard Quayle said the move was to make society normal again.
  • 24 people died from a total of 336 confirmed coronavirus cases
  • Here's how you can help people affected by Covid-19

The Isle of Man has announced that it will abolish the social distance rules for the public starting Monday after a third week without new coronavirus cases.

At his daily press conference, Prime Minister Howard Quayle said the decision had been taken to "bring society back to normal".

Of 336 confirmed cases on the island, 24 people have died from coronavirus, but there have been no new cases for 22 days.

Isle of Man chief minister Howard Quayle has announced that the social distance rules for the public will be abolished Monday after a third week without new coronavirus cases

The rules for social distance would remain in place for those working in health and old people's homes, the Prime Minister added.

Public health on the Isle of Man said that the "local elimination" of the disease will be achieved next week when the island reaches 28 days with no new cases.

Mr. Quayle says the 111 hotline will remain and has asked the public to look out for symptoms.

He adds that hygiene recommendations remain, such as washing your hands regularly.

Of 336 confirmed cases on the island, 24 people have died from coronavirus, but there have been no new cases for 22 days

Of 336 confirmed cases on the island, 24 people have died from coronavirus, but there have been no new cases for 22 days

Government cases were already under fire in April when the license was suspended in a single nursing home where 11 of the 15 deaths had occurred on the island.

His director accused the government of lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Abbotswood Nursing Home's license in Ballasalla was suspended on April 13 after nearly 40 residents tested positive for coronavirus.

Eleven people are reported to have died at home – six of which have been confirmed in the last 24 hours alone – while another resident died during treatment at Noble's Hospital.

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