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Sark: the island that dodged coronavirus

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On the tiny island of Sark, in the middle of the English channel, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that the rest of the world is in the grips of a deadly pandemic. Nobody’s wearing a mask; there’s no social distancing in place; and people are going about their everyday lives.Life is basically pretty much the same as always for the 400 or so inhabitants on the sleepy, car-less isle. And so it can be. Because self-governing Sark is one of only a handful of places in the world that has managed to remain Covid-19-free. As the hereditary “seigneur” of Sark — a relic of the feudalism that the island was under until 2008 — Christopher Beaumont put it to us:Sark has no precautions. No virus = no need. Sark entered lockdown on March 24, The decision was made by its rather grand-sounding Pandemic

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