The risk of COVID-19 transmission in Antigua and Barbuda is now at its highest since the country recorded its first case of the disease in March 2020.
That was the warning from Prime Minister Gaston Browne while speaking on Pointe Fm on Saturday.
He said the country’s risk was even higher than when 39 new cases were recorded in June 2020 as “those individuals were readily quarantined.”
“The situation now with 27 cases is far more precarious than when we had the 39 cases. It is the highest level of COVID risk that we have seen so far which requires heightened vigilance by all Antiguans and Barbudans”, he said.
The Prime Minister called on residents to practice the health protocols that were put in place to curb the spread of the virus.
“I’m asking our people to continue to respect the protocols to make sure you socially distance as appropriate to wear the mask and to continue to practice good hygiene”, he said.
He added that people should “assume that every single person who comes within the circumference of your personal space, let’s say that six feet circumference, that they could be a carrier of COVID and that you ought to ensure that they are wearing the necessary mask and that they do not violate your personal space.”