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The island of Sark goes into lockdown

The tiny island of Sark, in the middle of the English Channel, has closed up shop. After announcing on Sunday that all passenger boats would be suspended, the island’s “Pandemic Emergency Committee” released a statement late on Tuesday saying the island was going into full lockdown:At midnight tonight 24th March all non-essential work must cease unless it can be carried out from home. In the case of emergency work, please contact the Constable in advance.Everybody except essential workers MUST REMAIN AT HOME except for two hours of exercise each day. To minimise the potential spread of the virus DO NOT VISIT OTHER HOUSEHOLDS.The last passenger boat will be tomorrow, Wednesday 25th, after that only cargo boats will operate unless in the case of medical emergencies and essential appointments

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