Nurse Cynthia Byers, who died from complications of COVID-19, was buried on Thursday morning.
Family members mourned openly at a short interment service at the St. John’s Public Cemetery.
There was no public viewing for the body, and one woman could be heard saying, “Me nuh get for see me sister face”.
The Public Health Act prohibits the holding of wakes over the bodies of people who die from infectious diseases in Antigua & Barbuda.
Byers is the first healthcare worker to die after contracting the coronavirus in the country.
Several of her colleague nurses attended the burial ceremony.
The 58-year-old nurse was admitted to Mount St. John’s Medical Centre in an unconscious state last Saturday.
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