THE Government has confirmed that it has asked UK authorities to waive quarantine requirements for Falkland Islands residents travelling the to UK.
The move comes as surveillance swabbing continues to return negative results. To date, 413 PCR tests have been carried out in the Falklands, all resulting in negative results.

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“CALM the Dickens down,” was the gentle advice Dr Beccy Edwards had for residents following the announcement last Friday that some Covid-19 restrictions were to be relaxed. Dr Edwards soundly reassured saying: “We wouldn’t have been talking about relaxing any sort of restrictions yet if we weren’t confident there wasn’t Covid in the community so I would just take this minute to say to everybody, calm the Dickens down.

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THE number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Falklands increased to 11 (in the week ending April 17), MLA Leona Roberts confirmed on the Tuesday. All confirmed cases correspond to individuals living in Mount Pleasant. Of the 11 cases, one patient continues to receive treatment in the King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), while another nine remain in self-isolation in Mount Pleasant.

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