2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Isle of Man
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|2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic in the Isle of Man|
|Location||Isle of Man|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||19 March 2020|
|Confirmed cases||139 (as of 6 April 2020)|
|1 (as of 6 April 2020)|
|Isle of Man Government COVID-19|
As of 6 April 2020, there have been 139 cases and 1 death.
The Manx government said that the "risk to the public is low" and that the island is "ready to respond to the Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV) should a potential case of the disease arrive here."
In March, the Manx government again said that the risk to the public is "moderate to low". Despite the government downplaying the risk, hand sanitisers were sold out in retail stores.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to the Isle of Man when its first case on the island was confirmed on 19 March. The patient had returned from a trip to Spain on Sunday morning via a flight through Liverpool. On 26 March, two COVID-19 patients were hospitalized at Noble’s Hospital.
Measures introduced in the Isle of Man to protect against the virus include mandatory 14-day self-isolation for anyone travelling to the island and increased testing for the virus. The government announced that Manx borders would close to non-residents at 9am on 23 March 2020. The Manx government confirmed via Twitter that all schools on the island would be closed by the end of 23 March 2020.
On 27 March 2020, the government closed its borders and ports except for key workers and banned public gatherings of more than 2 people unless from the same household.
Total confirmed cases and deathsEdit
- The Isle of Man Government defines "presumed recovered" as "an individual testing positive for coronavirus who completes the 14 day self-isolation period from the onset of symptoms who is at home on day 15, or an individual who is discharged from hospital following more severe symptoms."
- "Coronavirus (COVID-19)". Isle of Man Government. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
- "BREAKING: First case of Coronavirus confirmed on Isle of Man". Energy FM. 19 March 2020.
- "Coronavirus: Isle of Man to close borders in bid 'to preserve life'". BBC. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
- "Isle of Man Government - Island is prepared to deal with coronavirus". www.gov.im. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
- Ashford, David (3 March 2020). "Coronavirus: Isle of Man update part one". YouTube. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
- "Coronavirus: Isle of Man sees first patients hospitalised". BBC. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
- "Coronavirus: First death on Isle of Man confirmed". BBC. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- "Man in custody for breaching self-isolation laws". Manx Radio. 20 March 2020.
- "Island borders to close for non-residents". 3FM. 22 March 2020.
- Isle of Man Government [@IOMGovernment] (22 March 2020). "Schools in the #IsleofMan will close to most children from the end of the school day tomorrow, 23 March 2020 until further notice. Dhoon School and Ballasalla School which will close from tonight because of staffing pressures. #coronavirus" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Coronavirus information from the Isle of Man Government
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