Cabinet Notes: Two experts who have been charged with developing the bracelet tracking devices, provided the Cabinet with a display of the capabilities of the bracelets.
They are intended to ensure that those men and women who are placed in quarantine, remain within the perimeters of the home or bio-secure building to which they are assigned, by wearing the devices.
A dashboard which is displayed on a monitoring screen, sends an alert warning whenever the person wearing the device goes outside of the restricted area.
It has been reported that persons placed in quarantine sometimes leave the property and can be found mixing with the general population.
In order to contain the probable domestic spread of the coronavirus disease, returning nationals entering into Antigua are required to spend fourteen days in quarantine; that period is intended to prevent anyone who may have the virus to be detected and treated. Four hundred and three persons are currently in self-quarantine.
Nationals who live or have been abroad, upon their return (for weddings and funerals, especially), are to add 14 days in quarantine before the event; there can be no exceptions. Every effort to keep the resident population free from the virus is being made under the emergency regulations which now prevail until October 31, 2020.