Nurse Cynthia Byers laid to rest

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Nurse Byers being laid to rest

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.

 

She reportedly required mechanical ventilation and was pronounced dead on Monday.
Mourners at cemetary

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Sleep on, Sister Love. God will raise you up on that glorious day; in full strength and perfect health.

    Peace & Comfort to her family and the nursing fraternity.

  2. RIP. She paid the ultimate price for a for profit government response to COVID-19. They need to be sued for negligence for allowing the virus to be imported from highly infectious countries. Remember back in June 2020 they (the government) bragged that they were being approached by other territories about the practices at the airport dealing with Covid. ABS has the tape.

    • The PTB have all the right things to say NOW but had the nurse taken sick leave, she would have been punished/condemned. It would habe been said that she was ducking work or that she went on vacation. Anyway, promised job promotions can lead the ” loved ones ” to neglecting themselves..many of us have comorbidities..SIP
      Back to the graveyard shift.

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