Cabinet Notes: The Cabinet was informed that the Ambassador to the USA has been in touch with the United States Center for Prevention and Disease Control (CDC) in an effort to place Antigua and Barbuda on the list of countries with low infection rates.
The US agency has set a margin of 10 Covid-19 infections per 100,000 population as its benchmark to be categorized as a low infection state.
Antigua and Barbuda is currently at 9 infected persons being actively treated and had been at zero or one for many weeks.
The impact is significant for it determines whether tourists returning to the USA at JFK New York will be required to quarantine.
The Prime Minister will write to Governor Cuomo of New York State to persuade him to move Antigua and Barbuda to the lowest category of infected states.
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