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Airbridge flights provide Falklands with a steady flow of Covid-19 test samples

Friday, April 3rd 2020 - 07:57 UTC
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Some 86 tests for COVID-19 from Falkland Islands residents have returned negative results, it was confirmed on Wednesday. A total of 124 tests have been sent for analysis to the UK so far, with some 38 results still awaited. Thus until Wednesday, April first, the Falklands have no confirmed COVID-19 cases. Read full article


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  • Pytangua

    While front line NHS staff risking their lives have still not been tested for Coronavirus, 80 residents (not medical staff) in this colonial outpost without any cases of C-19 receive preferential treatment - this is disgraceful. It is time we left the Falklanders to fend for themselves.

    Apr 03rd, 2020 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • FitzRoy

    What exactly do you mean, Pytangua? Colonial outpost? Our Covid-19 tests are paid for by the Falklands tax-payer, not the UK government. They are tested in a private laboratory in the UK. No money is coming out of UK coffers. The UK doesn't pay for anything in the Falklands, other than defence.

    Apr 03rd, 2020 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Roger Lorton

    The Falklanders already fend for themselves

    Apr 03rd, 2020 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Guillote

    this case is very interesting
    and if one day uk says no more to pay the expensive air bridge?

    Can they pay the costs of an air bridge and the cost of manage an airport?

    Apr 05th, 2020 - 03:43 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Gullible, the airbridge is not there for the Islanders. The airbridge facilitates Britain territories in the South Georgia, the South Sandwich islands, the South Shetlands, etc all the way to British Antractica.

    Apr 05th, 2020 - 06:31 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Guillote

    Autoproclamado historiador / investigador jajajajjaj

    Do you say that the islanders were not concerned about the disruption of the air bridge?

    Jajajajaj sos muy gracioso

    Apr 06th, 2020 - 03:46 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Gullible, they are a stoic people. Where do you see concerns?

    Apr 06th, 2020 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Guillote

    talk to islander

    Apr 07th, 2020 - 04:27 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Every day.....

    Apr 07th, 2020 - 05:37 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Guillote

    Con tu respuesta me queda claro lo que sos :)

    Apr 08th, 2020 - 01:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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