The Argentine government decision to impede a return humanitarian flight from Montevideo to Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands received ample coverage in the Uruguayan and Argentine media.
Quarantine requirements both in the United Kingdom and the Falkland Islands, combined with global restrictions in air travel, have led to changes to the South Atlantic Airbridge scheduling, it was announced by the Islands' government.
Specifically, civilian passengers can only travel Southbound on every third flight.
Given the successful compliance of self-isolation and social distancing and other measures implemented by the Falkland Islands Government, FIG, the civilian population of the Islands remains with no positive cases of coronavirus, according to the Monday situation report.
The Falkland Islands government reported on Tuesday that the latest test results received by KEMH have shown one positive case for COVID-19 out of 18 swabs tested. The positive was for an individual at Mount Pleasant Complex, who is in isolation as part of the on-going MPC arrangements for dealing with cases.
The Falkland Islands Executive Council last Friday agreed in principle that construction activity on the Islands can resume this Wednesday, 22 April. However, Chief Executive Barry Rowland said the final decision would be subject to COVID-19 test swab results from the United Kingdom expected to be received this Tuesday 21 April.
The Government of the Falkland Islands reported on Tuesday that another six positive cases of COVID 19 cases have been identified, following the processing of a large batch of test results that were sent to UK.
The Falkland Islands Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rebecca Edwards, confirmed that a “more aggressive” coronavirus testing strategy will be employed once tests can be carried out in the Falklands.
The Falkland Islands government announced on Tuesday that have reinforced medical facilities and Covid-19 arrangements with the support from the British government and the normalization of the Airbridge with Brize Norton.
Unloading cargo in the Falkland Islands has had to be diverted following last week's incident at FIPASS, (Falklands Interim Port and Storage System) when a Spanish fishing vessel collided while berthing.
The Argentine government made official the authorization for a second weekly flight between the South American continent and the Falklands Islands, this time to Sao Paulo, Brazil with a stopover once a month, on both ways in the city of Cordoba. This means all is ready for the inauguration.