Ten days in a row with no positive Covid-19 tests

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GUERNSEY has reached double figures in the number of consecutive days passed without any new cases of Covid-19.

Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink said that the island could be pleased, but not complacent, after 10 days with no new cases of Covid-19. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28248228)

On Liberation Day, the Director of Public Health, Dr Nicola Brink, tweeted: ‘Happy Liberation Day. We are all so happy in Public Health, our ninth day with no new cases.’

Yesterday she continued with more good news as it was day 10 without any new positive results.

More than 3,700 samples have been tested and the number of active cases dropped to 12 over the bank holiday weekend, with 226 of the 252 positive results having made a full recovery.

Dr Brink thanked everyone for their hard work and sacrifice to get the island to this point.

‘We can’t be complacent but we can be very pleased,’ she said.

In reply to some calls for more of the island’s lockdown measures to be eased, Health & Social Care president Deputy Heidi Soulsby said: ‘It will come, and if we continue with such excellent results, sooner rather than later.’

However, she warned that a careful approach must be taken as the island is vulnerable to a second wave.

Similarly, on Liberation Day, Guernsey’s senior politician, Deputy Gavin St Pier, joined in on celebrating the news that Guernsey had gone beyond a week with no new cases.

‘This should help us concertina some of the exit phases – but please, please don’t jump the gun until the work has been done and decisions made.

‘We must not be complacent at this point,’ he said.

Zoe Fitch

By Zoe Fitch
News reporter

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