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Health Minister "cautiously optimistic" over end of lockdown

Ashford says restrictions could be lifted gradually rather than all at once

The Health Minister says he's "cautiously optimistic" the circuit break lockdown will end later this month.

The lockdown was initially scheduled to last for 21 days, ending next Wednesday.

Speaking on the Mannin Line this lunchtime, David Ashford said it's possible the restrictions will be lifted in stages, rather than all at once.

While more testing data is needed, Mr Ashford insists the Island is heading in the right direction:

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