A period of increased vigilance will begin in the Falkland Islands after one positive case of Covid-19 was confirmed. Falklands' lawmaker MLA Leona Roberts delivered the news at a Tuesday afternoon press conference, joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr Rebecca Edwards and Chief Executive Barry Rowland. Read full article
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This situation shows that the Falklands, with its unique and, arguably, fragile infrastructure should have adopted the New Zealand approach: no international arrivals allowed. Obviously this could not apply to the naval and military forces, but they have their own protocols which don’t impact on the civilian population. The person who arrived on 5 November in an infectious state should not have been allowed to enter the Islands, nor should anyone else via the air bridge, following the NZ example.Nov 11th, 2020 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse -1