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Minister says protecting hospital and life main priorities

Ashford says keeping virus suppressed is key

Preventing the hospital being overwhelmed and saving lives have been the main priorities for government during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The view of Health Minister David Ashford as he reflects on a year when the work of his department has been under intense scrutiny.

Mr Ashford points to the current situation in Jersey as an example of what he was desperate to avoid.

Jersey currently has several hundred active cases in the community, hospital and care homes:-

You can hear the full interview with David Ashford in the News Review of 2020 programme which will be aired at noon on New Year's Eve.

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