No known active cases of Covid-19 in Guernsey

The island has no known active cases of Covid-19 for the first time since the virus reached the island's shores on 9 March. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Guernsey has become the first place in the British Isles to have no active cases of coronavirus.

It is the first time there have been no recorded cases since the virus reached the island's shores on 9 March.

It has now been 27 days since a new case of the virus was identified.

However, Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health, says islanders must not be complacent, as it is likely that more cases will be identified as the island moves into the next phase of its lockdown.

On social media, The States of Guernsey heralded it as a 'milestone'.

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Deputy Gavin St Pier, the island's Chief Minister, said it was 'good news' but urged people to be responsible and maintain social distancing.

On Twitter, the Chief Minister also said that the emergence of new cases should not be 'regarded as a failure', but should be seen as evidence that the States' 'test, track and quarantine’ strategy is working effectively.

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