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Quayle says public behaviour must change in next 24hrs or expect stricter measures

'People and businesses still breaking distancing rules' - CM

The chief minister says the Manx public have twenty four hours to change their behaviour or further measures will be but in place.

Speaking in Tynwald this morning, Howard Quayle said the coronavirus pandemic was the greatest challenge for the Island in living memory, and citizens needed to grasp the reality of the moment.

He says all non-essential shops may be closed if businesses don't enforce social distancing, with some still not ensuring customers remain two metres apart.

Six Tynwald members are absent for the sitting; these are Mrs Maska, Ms Sharpe, Mrs Barber, Ms Edge, Ms Costain and Mr Thomas.

Speaking at the start of the sitting, President Steve Rodan says it's vital Tynwald and the branches continue to function and give government parliamentary support.

Seating arrangements have been reconfigured to ensure the wellbeing of members and staff.

You can listen live to Tynwald via Manx Radio's website, and on the AM 1368 frequency. 

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