Minister says bracelets capable of being locked are arriving Antigua in a few weeks

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Cabinet Notes: The Minister explained that nearly all flights arriving Antigua in November and December 2020 are fully booked; there is then a greater probability that persons carrying the virus are more likely to arrive than when fewer people disembark here. He pleaded for increased vigilance among the domestic population.

The Minister of Information and Technology gave the assurance that bracelets, capable of being locked, are arriving Antigua in a few weeks; they will cause those assigned to their homes for quarantine to remain within the confined space of the quarantine center or home, or it will alert the authorities that the person has violated the quarantine conditions.

Those who indicate that they are planning to stay at an AirBnB and will remain confined to the space; returning nationals will also be compelled to wear the bracelet, since the probability of intimacy with residents are more likely to occur among this group.

The Minister, with Cabinet’s approval, is planning to amend the Medical Benefits Scheme Act that will enable every member of the scheme to engage in cost-free annual medical check-ups. Meanwhile, the outdoor gyms which were planned, will go ahead in the months to come.

Meantime, Funding will be provided, as promised, to enable those who are inclined, to engage in physical activity. These outdoor exercise units are intended to encourage movement, healthier bodies, and reduced NCDs.

A large percentage of deaths in Antigua and Barbuda is caused by affliction with non-communicable diseases, especially hypertension and diabetes. The imposition of a sugary drinks tax is very likely, shortly.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. A waste, of scarce resources, unless these #Tracking devices are gifted to the Government, as a part of implementing, full control over the Movement of citizens, under the guise of curtailing the spread, of a #Virus which will be with HUEmanity, in some form for eternity.

    This CRISIS, #Pan? #Plan? #Epi? DEMIC, has proven to me, that the Unknowing Essence, of the Powers of the Universe still protects its #Creations, while the #KnownPowers, of Oligarchs, Medium, Media, Plutocrats and the likes, does everything in their Power to control Nature, and its creations.

    The Agenda is as clear, as ‘Snow in Salmon.’

  2. Total discrimination: nationals forced to wear tracking devices like criminals and tourists free to roam around having contact with whoever they like! And the big hotels have made it even more discriminatory by forcing those who don’t stay in hotels but in Airbnb, which is cheaper, to also be shackled. One law for the rich, another for the poor.

  3. NO DOUBLE STANDARD must be allowed. Tourists and nationals MUST be treated exactly the same. The government know that is how the people want it to be.

    • @CErmle…your Ruling Arm of the Government, the ABLP, MUST comply, with the policy’s of the New World Order. PERIOD! Otherwise they’ll be committing #ECONOMIC suicide!
      Their hands are tied, with the same #Rawhide, that whipped Our foreparents bare skin, front and backsides.
      It’s plain and simple, #DISCRIMINATION, on the New Norm plantation.

  4. ARNOLD YOU’RE SO RIGHT . IN WHAT WORLD , UNIVERSE OR COUNTRY THAT’S NOT DISCRIMINATORY. HOW DUNCE THEY SOUND. I GUESS THE VIRUS ONLY DON’T LIKE ANTIGUANS.. PEOPLE OF ÀNTIGUA COME ON THIS IS SIMPLE COMMON SENSE DON’T LET THEM HOOD WINK YOU. IF YOU LOCK THE FRONT DOOR BUT LEAVE THE BACK DOOR OPEN FILL IN THE BLANK . IF THEY NEED SOMETHING LEGAL THEY JUST SIMPLY GO AND PASS IT IN PARLIMENT. SAME FOR RESIDENT SAME FOR VISITORS .THE WAY THEY’RE DOING IT IS FOOL’S GOLD AND YOUR COVID CASES WILL STILL INCREASE . THEY’RE NOT DOING IT TO VISITORS BECAUSE SIMPLY PUT ITS ILLEGAL N WILL BE CHALLENGED BY THE VISITORS. SELECTIVE RACISM ON DISPLAY

  5. .No tracking bracelet for visitors WoW !
    And like a SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE WE FOLLOW . Just drink the Cool aid .🍷🚰

  6. These bracelets could also be used for the elder suffering with dementia.

    Children that the court puts on curfew.

    These bracelets can be useful for multiple reasons.

    But to track persons in quarantine, nah? Just the trauma of the intent will make any reasonable person sick.

  7. Basically the government of Antigua is engaging in lockdown and quarantine procedures for everyone EXCEPT the tourists. If you’re an Antiguan national, kiss your rights goodbye! But if you’re a tourist, you get maximum freedom!

  8. Cabinet logic “tourists will be less likely for intimacy” (with local population) than AirBnB / returning residents.

    C-19 is not an S.T.D.!

    FACT: over past 2 months tourists arrive & within 24-hrs are out and about, visiting stores, grocery shopping, in beach bars etc. In all those places AND in their hotels, they interact closely with nationals & residents – often refusing to adhere to distancing & mask regulations.

    Some super-connected nationals /residents flit around ignoring quarantine requirements & indeed cause stress, business closures & loss of earnings for many, but I believe the majority of decent people asked to self- isolate for 14-days do exactly that.

    Howabout working on one solution for everyone, keep it simple, communicate it clearly & enforce equally?

    Suggestion:
    I think Grenada requires
    Neg PCR test within 72-hrs of departure from away.
    Neg rapid antigen test on arrival (paid by govt).
    4-days isolating in hotel, villa rental, your home.
    On day 4, another rapid antigen test, paid by traveler, if neg free to go about your business, if positive traveller taken to govt quarantine.

    No system will be perfect but we really need a compromise that will work for ALL travelers & give businesses a chance.

    (The above presumes borders are open)

    • I think this is a reasonable proposal for govt consideration. Additionally this can also be used not only for embarking purposes but on our local citizens in an effort to keep the economy open longer (not sure of the cost ). This in turn will allow more opportunity for consistent earnings and longer working hours for our local population. It also creates another stream of Gov’t revenue. After all the bills havent been quarantined the last time I checked;both govt and citizens, in spite of this pandemic, have their financial obligations to meet and will experience the same outcome if they are not met.
      As you stated, we must find a solution that benefits all equally.

  9. So I guess people love talking and texting because viruses, according to the study of virology, do NOT consume, excrete, reproduce nor multiply. So where is the common sense really???

  10. No body, absolutely no one is saying the one thing that WILL work. Our ‘rights’ cannot be taken away. They are given away or cheated out of our possession.
    What is Corona virus? What is COVID 19? Are the tests being used correctly? Why aren’t anyone talking about building your immune system? The world’s deadliest pathogen and quarantine, any-fabric mask, 6 ft distancing, unsure testing are the only thing that can help with this detrimental situation. Wow! I have to wonder if our people are stupid, docile or dead.
    Viruses are not living things. Go Google the damn thing!

    Wearing the mask weakens your defense system. And y’all doing that shit.

    I can’t even believe that I’m still saying shit on this topic.

    #smh

    • @Unfooled…while, I can agree, that your health plays a significant role, in dealing with this virus, and as of yet, no one knows where this shit specifically came from, and theories abound out here, but, but, but, but, I can personally attest to the fact, that this phuck is #Real, #True. I’ve had to deal with two(2) cases, personally, and the shit will know your ass flat, if it gets a good hold on your body’s systems, and we know, yes, if your health is compromised, it can take you out.
      And yes, one of those persons is a Yogi, who has being practicing Healthy Living for decades; physical, mental, Spiritual.
      Again, whatever this phuck is animal/man made, animal/man/machine made, man made, man/machine, alien made(germ), this shit is #real, #true!

    • After some research, outlined below, the CRITICAL ACTION is to STOP VIRUS TRANSMISSION… through mask wearing, distance, consistent hygiene & being personally thoughtful & responsible towards others by getting tested & self isolating when having been in circumstances of possible high contagion i.e. travel, large close contact group events, indoor close contact scenarios.

      “Viruses are not living things. Viruses are complicated assemblies of molecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates, but on their own they can do nothing UNTIL THEY ENTER A LIVING CELL. WITHOUT CELLS VIRUSES WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MULTIPLY.”

  11. Keep voting the current regime in. Not only are you losing your freedoms but also your lands to China.

  12. Everyone seems to be engaging negative responses aimed at the government. Where’s the safe suggestions for those who are entering the island, and what’s the solution returning residents.

    Should we trust everyone to remain quarantine to ensure no one develops the virus?

    Or should they frequent among you and hoping they don’t have it?

    Should we trust that they would always wear a mask and we’ll be able to recognise them as recent arrivals?

    How about if we all play Russian roulette and no now wear mask, social distance, quarantine etc. Would that be better for us?

    The fact is, when anyone in any country goes against what their government is doing to help protect its people, they are working against themselves and God, who put the government in place to begin with.

    Read Romans 13,1-5 people!! You’re fighting a losing battle against God and subjecting yourself to punishment. Read the scriptures in different translations and see for yourselves. And don’t think I’m a pastor, I’m not! So if the government does wrong to the people, they have God to deal with.

  13. If you put a bracelet on 1 tourist no one will come to Antigua anymore… that’s the reality. And don’t treat your citizens like criminals, it’s the wrong way…

  14. What are a few weeks? A few weeks in Antigua equals a few months and beyond. I have heard those same words about the bracelets being echoed by Melford sometime ago. Are those bracelets coming by Turtle Express. Tied on the backs of Turtles, swimming from the manufacturer into Antigua.

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