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Highlight of todays press conference was the amusing 'banter' between BBC 'journalist' Alex Bell and Our Lord chatting about brexit and how quickly things change

Bell: "So its changed from a B word to a C word?"

Howard: "Lets hope there's not a D word"

There is Howard, its death, and there have been 20 of them.

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

Clearly a master of disguise - no wonder it took six days to catch him (Actually it doesn't reflect well on the authorities - think how many people he might have infected in that time).

How would you go about finding some who had given false details?

There's about 35,000 places he could be staying. Presumably they were tipped off?

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4 hours ago, Nomadic Raptor said:

I see I’m putting a lot of emphasis on what the “R” rate is.  Just wondering does anyone know what the islands is?

 

2 hours ago, Cambon said:

No, but it is, or was, low. Iom now has six full weeks of data. New cases : week 1, 23. Week 2, 45. Week 3, 90. Week 4, 98. Week 5, 51. Week 6, 6. 

Put that in a graph! 

Caveat is after 7 days with just one new case, we had 5 in two days. 

This is what Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish parliament is using to make decisions about the future plans to ease lockdown.  Today, despite the drop in the 'R' rate she made it very clear that there was to be no easing up in any of the restrictions.

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11 minutes ago, The Old Git said:

Presumably they were tipped off?

By the Airport staff. Probably CCTV and the taxi driver for the address if it was not known from the police past encounters???

There is nothing in the Examiner report of the case to indicate that he was breaching any isolate/distancing rules and he was not charged as such. Although he may have been going to creep out one night to return the fire bucket!!!

If he has a 'profile' on the Island, someone at the airport security may have recognised him?

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1 minute ago, The Old Git said:

How would you go about finding some who had given false details?

There's about 35,000 places he could be staying. Presumably they were tipped off?

Well it says they were suspicious from the start and the 'false' name he gave was pretty transparent, so they must have had a fair idea of who he was.  He appears to be tax-resident on the Island and his wife and son actually resident here and he seems to have gone to ground in a property he owned.  So he can't have been that difficult to find. 

If they thought the information he gave was dubious they could have held him till they were verified, though they don't seem to have even asked for ID.  In fact the whole security situation at the Airport in the early days seems to have been careless in the early days of the outbreak - they weren't even collecting names and addresses at one point.  And that was for ordinary passengers, never mind those coming in by private jet.

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2 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

If they thought the information he gave was dubious they could have held him till they were verified, though they don't seem to have even asked for ID.  In fact the whole security situation at the Airport in the early days seems to have been careless in the early days of the outbreak - they weren't even collecting names and addresses at one point.  And that was for ordinary passengers, never mind those coming in by private jet.

And that's worrying because aren't airport security paid on a par with 'proper' bobbies?! Or was that issue sorted?

Either way, not to ask for ID to validate who you say you are beggars belief.

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7 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

And that's worrying because aren't airport security paid on a par with 'proper' bobbies?! Or was that issue sorted?

It was altered last year, so that they were replaced by (no doubt minimum wage) security personnel.  Of course it may still cost as much for the taxpayer, given the lack of care and financial scrutiny with which privatisation at the Airport has been carried out, but the replacements may no longer have the same legal powers.

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14 minutes ago, John Wright said:

So who are you?

I don’t understand the question. I’m just trying to establish the reasons for some of the outright hostility that seems to exist on this forum for posters who don't post the usual government bashing rubbish or the repetitive scaremongering Covid nonsense. That’s all. 

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