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Repatriation programme could take up to eight weeks

Returns available from 15 April

Government's programme to repatriate Manx residents stranded overseas could take up to eight weeks.

Borders closed to passengers on the 27 March, in line with measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

At yesterday afternoon's government media briefing, Health and Social Care Minister David Ashford announced that limited sailings returning residents will begin from 15 April.

He says the process needs to be 'medically controlled':

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