Schools ‘fuelling’ cases on the Island, says Allinson

Friday, March 5th, 2021 8:07am

Education minister explains forced closure of school settings

The education minister says schools have been ‘fuelling’ coronavirus cases on the Isle of Man.

It’s as all schools, nurseries and childminders across the Island have been ordered to close today.

Late last night, government announced a ‘firebreak’ to ‘help stop the spread of the virus’.

Dr Alex Allinson says the situation became clearer after yesterday’s briefing:

The education minister spoke live on Manx Radio’s Breakfast programme with Ben Hartley and Sian Cowper this morning, listen to the full extract below:

Manx Radio: Isle of Man News