Delta and Alpha variants causing COVID-19 surge in Antigua


The recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda is being caused by two variants.

The variants have been identified as the Delta and Alpha strains.

Information Minister Melford Nicholas has been speaking about the impact of these strains.

51 per cent of all COVID-19 samples sent for variant testing has revealed the Delta Variant.

Information minister Melford Nicholas says the Cabinet was given the bad news on Wednesday at its weekly meeting.

Here is Nicholas explaining the other variant of major concern in Antigua and Barbuda.

He was responding to a question from Gemma Handy of Newsco Observer.

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been called a variant of concern by WHO because of its high transmissibility.

Where the Delta variant is identified, it quickly and efficiently spreads between people.

As of 10 August, the Delta variant has been reported in 142 countries and is expected to continue spreading.

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  2. Scare them, Fool them ,Control them. The minister of misinformation look lie and sound lie, he should not be trusted, reading the same manual from other countries, it is sad that some people who suppose to be intelligent have no common sense, they allow the leaders to think for them and accept everything they are told.

    Hitler love 6 billion Jews so much that he executed them, 200 years of slavery these are all conspiracy theories ?

    We are very selective in our beliefs allowing fear and lying leaders to captivate our minds preaching the same lies it is for your own good

  3. A kingdom divide against itself will not stand, the ALL Bull**** Station is controlled by the people we place to lead and they lying trying to convince with their lies

  4. Not surprised since world dictator traitor tyrant liar bully HT Gaston Browne and the rest of his cesspool gang refused to close the borders. No one here had it which means it only got here one way and that’s through the borders.

    All in the name of bringing money into the nation so they can continue practicing their creative enrichment schemes at the risk of our lives.

    That piece of sheet Gaston Browne needs to be removed from office.

    Up to now there has been no justice for Nigel Christian who was killed because he discovered what was going on with the “forged” signatures at the Port. Members of govt are very much involved with this. Nigel Christian’s family can’t even get justice.

    The abductors kidnappers human traffickers HT are still living life like normal showing us world dictator traitor tyrant liar thief bully HT Gaston Browne and the rest of his cesspool gang are above the law. How much more injustice and criminals will we allow in office?

  5. Essentially if you have had covid before, the vaccines are not required. Natural Antibodies work better then the vaccines.

  6. …if, this is only Alpha & Beta!
    …and, we already bawling “murdah”
    …what will be the cry!?
    …and, please don’t look to know Skye!?
    …’cause, he too will be looking a bye!
    …and, please get off your knees
    …‘cause that too won’t stop this disease,
    …when we get to Lamda and Omega!
    …this is when I’ll begin to cry
    …for, my sweet! Sweet’ Antigua, Barbuda & Redonda.

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