Isle of Man Scraps Lockdown, Mask Rules, Social Distancing in “Return to Near Normal”

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Residents of the Isle of Man are returning to ‘near normal’ conditions after the government scrapped mask and social distancing rules and ended a brief lockdown.

The self-governing island, part of the British Isles, exited a 25-day ‘circuit break’ lockdown after no ‘unexplained’ COVID cases were detected since a small outbreak in early January.

On Monday, roughly 85,000 residents resumed their customary lifestyles, with some exceptions pertaining to strict border controls and international travel rules. < continue reading