Ministry Of Health Advises Residents To Practice Proper Hand Hygiene And Cough Etiquette

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The Novel Coronavirus is a new β(beta)coronavirus that until recently had never infected our human species. As such, the Ministry of Health, Wellness & the Environment (MoHW&E) finds it prudent to continuously update the public as events unfold in the People’s Republic of China and across the world.

With assistance from the Pan American Health Organization and the Caribbean
Public Health Agency, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is
increasing in-country capacity to mitigate any threat that this virus will pose to
our nation.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will remain vigilant and wishes to assure the public that all necessary interventions are currently being exercised to safeguard all residents of Antigua & Barbuda.

They are however soliciting the public’s involvement in two (2) ways. Firstly, the Ministry encourages ALL to practice proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette. Secondly, residents ought to be wary of all unsolicited social media announcements at this very transient stage.

Visitors to our shores who have transited any ports within the People’s Republic
of China are urged to contact the Ministry’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit at
telephone number 4625522 or email address ([email protected]).

Be assured that the Ministry of Health, Wellness & the Environment will continue
to update as ALL events unfold.

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