Jersey’s Bailiff has told the states assembly ‘we have not faced a challenge like this before’.
Timothy Le Cocq addressed the first States meeting since stricter Coronavirus rules have come into force.
It is the first time the assembly has met in Glouscester Hall at Fort Regent in an effort to socially distance from one another.
“All of us here can understand how uncertain, worrying, sometimes lonely and frightening time this is for our people. Particularly those who are vulnerable.
“These are very challenging circumstances for individuals, businesses and organisations. But as difficult as these times are, and [will become], it is palpable that the people of Jersey are stepping up to the mark.”
It is unusual for the Bailiff to make a speech in front of a States meeting.
He also praised people for working together.
“We are all in this together and we will all come through this by supporting each other. We have not faced a challenge like this before.”