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Isle of Man Government keeps the Island’s personal protection equipment well stocked

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A further shipment of personal protection equipment (PPE) arrived in the Isle of Man yesterday evening (Tuesday 7 April) ensuring health and care staff continue to be protected during their vital work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Isle of Man Government was informed yesterday afternoon that the PPE was available via the army in Daventry, Northants. In a process involving many organisations, 65,000 masks were collected and delivered to the NSC in a little over six hours.

A huge thank you to those involved, the army for organising the logistics, Clipper for couriering the shipment to Liverpool, Wynne Aviation for handling the cargo in Liverpool, Loganair for delaying their plane so the shipment could be made, Menzies and all the Ronaldsway airport staff and FCX for delivering the shipment to the NSC.

This has been a fantastic effort by all involved to secure the PPE that is now in the NSC stores and available for use by the Island’s health care professionals.