David Ashford makes comments at daily media conference
The health minister says he's "far from happy with moving Abbotswood residents".
The Ballasalla care home has been the victim of the Island's largest outbreak of Covid-19, with 17 deaths relating to the facility.
Some residents were moved to the hospital yesterday, with others due to be moved today (13 May).
There are currently 331 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the Isle of Man, 36 of which are active. There's been just one case reported in the last three days.
David Ashford says the Department of Health and Social Care had no choice: