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Covid death on Isle of Man deals a blow after tough lockdown

Manx government has run strict regime to keep island virus-free but isolation exemption for ferry workers causes anger

On Friday, the chief minister of the Isle of Man announced some bad news. A patient in the island’s Noble’s hospital had died from coronavirus, he said, the first Manx Covid death since 5 November.

Howard Quayle said he knew the news would “come as a blow” to the Isle of Man’s 85,000 residents. “The death of a member of our island community is a painful reminder of how dangerous this virus is,” he added.

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