Efforts Continue To Get Antigua’s Name Off List Of High Risk Countries For COVID-19


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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  1. If Antigua can get on the ‘LOW RISK’ list of countries with low infection rates that would be GREAT for our economy.

  2. 9 people being treated for active infections isn’t the same as 9 total infections per 100,000. Isn’t it obvious that the government of Antigua is deliberately cooking the numbers to keep it below 10 or to make it seem as if there are less than 10 infections per 100,000?

    • That’s why the 2 parents from Island Academy were never added to the list nor the 4 people from Hodges Bay.

      And who knows how many other people were omitted.

  3. Beg as they like, that not happening. The so called “leaders” of this country only making things worse for the rest of us.

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