The Curve Is Flattening

At the daily briefing today our Health Minister confirmed that we have had no new confirmed cases of Covid 19 here for the last two days, with the total number  to date standing at 308.  Sadly there have been 20 deaths, the majority of those being care home residents.

It is hoped that the lockdown restrictions may be gradually  eased, with careful monitoring,  and some sectors starting to return to work.

The border remains closed,  however, and it is reported that this will be the last restriction to be relaxed, only when safe to do so.

I presume that, even once there are no longer any cases of transmission within our community, we cannot allow anyone in until the virus is under control elsewhere.

Goodness knows when that will be.


12 comments:

  1. Well that's positive news. At least on an island you can restrict who enters. We are waiting till next Monday to hear how restrictions will be relaxed overall. Rumours are that the islands won't be opened till end of June.
    However....being so close to the mainland people can come across to use banks and post office and accountants which the close villages do not have.

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    1. I suppose you can't stop everyone who has a boat!

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  2. I must say that I have settled into a routine and will find it quite hard to return to normal.

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    1. I think it will be a long time before any of us will be able to return to any sort of normality.

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  3. We are on an imaginary island here, no transitions to neighboring countries even before the virus. And there's some relief already.

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  4. Good news! The restrictions are obviously paying off.

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    1. Yes, good news indeed for us. It is working here because we are such a small island. Once we open up to the rest of the world it could start all over again.

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  5. You don't want any of those dirty English going over there to infect the pure Manx folk. Seriously though, it is a dilemma for your island.

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  6. After reading your post JayCee. It's going to be a very long time before we will be able to travel overseas again.

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    1. Even if air travel was to restart again, I am not sure how many people will want to take a chance.

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