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Coronavirus: Fifth Arriving Passenger Tests Positive

Another person coming through Jersey's ports has been diagnosed with coronavirus, while two others who had Covid-19 have fully recovered.

They arrived at the Elizabeth Terminal and were diagnosed within 48 hours of arrival. All contacts are isolating too.

9,351 passengers arriving in Jersey have been tested since Friday, 3 July. We have completed 699 more tests since...

Posted by Government of Jersey on Friday, 24 July 2020

It means there are now two active cases on-island. Neither of them have any symptoms and are isolating in the community.

No one is being treated for the virus in hospital.

Five people have now been diagnosed with Covid-19 after arriving at the borders, which reopened on 3 July.

The new case comes on the same day that the Safer Travel Guidelines Review Panel concluded that the decision to reopen Jersey's borders was rushed and made for economic reasons.

In an interim report - the panel, led by St Helier Deputy Rob Ward, called for all arriving passengers to isolate in government-provided accommodation until they receive a negative coronavirus test result.

There are more details on the panel's findings and recommendations here.

332 people are now confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 here throughout the pandemic.

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