After surviving with the COVID-19 virus for nine weeks, the country’s final coronavirus patient is about to be cleared of the virus.
The patient, a police officer, received his first negative test result this week. Two consecutive negative tests are needed in order for him to be cleared of the virus.
Only one person continues to be infected, although his last test proved negative, and a second consecutive test will also be sent off the CARPHA to confirm that he is free of the virus.
So far, 26 people have been affected with covid-19 in Antigua & Barbuda with three covid-19 deaths.
Officials predict that by opening of the country’s borders, more covid-19 cases could be recorded.
Borders reopened on June 1 after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 26, 2020. As part of measures for covid-19 visitors are reportedly being tested at the airport on arrival. Returning residents face mandatory quarantine either at home or at a government facility. PCR testing is used to determine a person’s eligibility to be released from quarantine sooner than 14 days, as ordered by the Quarantine Authority.
Anitgua & Barbuda remains unders 11pm to 5am curfew which is expected to continue until July 31, 2020.
Meantime, the government says it await the shipment of more than 20,000 swabs; however, a resupply of re-agents have been shipped and are at the hospital.
The object is to ensure that tests can be carried-out on all those entering Antigua and Barbuda and anyone who may exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 infection;
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Good news but what of those persons with whom he work and associated with. Some were qurantined but we’re they checked and what is their status?
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