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G'vt releases statement on coronavirus effects on TT

Future contingency scenarios being considered

Government has released a statement regarding the effect of the coronavirus on this year's TT.

It reads:

‘The Isle of Man Government is carefully monitoring the Island’s position regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with a cross-government working group established to regularly review the changing situation.
 
While the threat to the public in the Isle of Man remains low, a number of future contingency scenarios are being considered. This is usual practice and is in line with the WHO advice for preparations in case of a pandemic.
 
The risk is low and preparations for this year’s TT remain on schedule. Work will continue as usual in order to ensure another successful TT. 
 
The Department, in partnership with Government and in line with experts in the UK, will continue to monitor the situation.
 
There is regularly updated information available at www.gov.im/coronavirus ‘

Further afield, the outbreak has now killed twelve people in Italy, and spread to Austria, Croatia, Switzerland and Paris.

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