Medical experts urge new virus restrictions be considered

Medical experts have urged the Government of Jersey not to ease coronavirus restrictions in the island – but to consider new ones.

Infections are increasing in France and in the UK, with British infections being described as at a “critical point” in the pandemic and “heading in the wrong direction”.

Deputy medical officer of health Dr Ivan Muscat said the island should be more cautious now than it was a month ago.

He said officials would aim to limit any future restrictions as much as possible – but, if there was a surge of infection in a certain area of the island, the option of putting it under a form of stricter quarantine had not been ruled out.

He also warned people who had been shielding from the virus to prepare for a difficult winter.

BBC Jersey News

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