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Sark: the island that dodged coronavirus

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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