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People over 70 advised to start social distancing

Health Minister outlines what older generations should do

Those over 70 are being advised to begin social distancing.

In Tynwald today, Health Minister David Ashford has been outlining what older generations should do in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

A strict rule will come into force for people returning to the Island after 11:59 tonight; they will have to self-isolate at home for fourteen days, regardless of whether or not they are showing symptoms.

However, this isn't applicable for those already on the Island over the age of 70.

Mr Ashford says self-isolation is different to social distancing:

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