2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Isle of Man

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Isle of Man
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationIsle of Man
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China via Spain
Arrival date19 March 2020
(9 days)
Confirmed cases32[1]
Recovered0
Deaths
0
Official website
www.gov.im/coronavirus

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the British Crown dependency of the Isle of Man in March 2020.

Timeline[edit]

COVID-19 cases in Isle of Man  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
2020-03-19
1
2020-03-20
2(+100%)
2020-03-21
2(+0%)
2020-03-22
5(+150%)
2020-03-23
13(+160%)
2020-03-24
23(+77%)
2020-03-25
23(+0%)
2020-03-26
26(+13%)
2020-03-27
29(+12%)
Based on confirmed cases reported by 23:59 local time each day

March[edit]

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 2020. The patient had returned from a trip to Spain on Sunday morning via a flight through Liverpool.[2]

Response[edit]

Measures introduced in the Isle of Man to protect against the virus include mandatory 14 day self-isolation for anyone traveling to the island and increased testing for the virus.[3] The government announced that Manx borders would close to non-residents at 9am on 23 March 2020.[4] The Manx government confirmed via Twitter that all schools on the island would be closed by the end of 23 March 2020.[5]

On 27 March 2020 the government closed its borders & ports except for key workers and banned public gatherings of more than 2 people unless from the same household.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coronavirus (COVID-19)". Isle of Man Government.
  2. ^ "BREAKING: First case of Coronavirus confirmed on Isle of Man". Energy FM. 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Man in custody for breaching self-isolation laws". Manx Radio. 20 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Island borders to close for non-residents". 3FM. 22 March 2020.
  5. ^ 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 IOMGovernment account on Twitter published 2020-22-03
  6. ^ "Isle of Man Government: Coronavirus Latest Updates". Isle of Man Government: Coronavirus. Isle of Man Government. Retrieved 27 March 2020.

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