Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Thursday, the commencement of a new seven-day 24 hour curfew to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, (COVID-19) has sent an open letter to Antiguans and Barbudans, residents and visitors appealing to them to continue to exercise personal responsibility in observing the curfew regulations as outlined by the State of Emergency.
In his letter, which is also accompanied by an audio recording for social media, Prime Minister Browne told his audience that they should continue to observe the curfew restrictions, enforce the social distancing protocol of six feet, continue to practice good personal hygiene etiquette and stay at home.
The country’s leader also had a message for young people advising them that they too are susceptible to the devastating effects of COVID-19. “Please be reminded that young and healthy people, though less susceptible are not immune from the consequences of COVID-19. COVID-19 is a potential death sentence for all of us, especially those who are negligent and indisciplined with underlying illnesses to include diabetes, hypertension, asthma and heart disease,” Prime Minister Browne outlined in his open letter.
The country’s leader concluded his letter by calling on everyone to work diligently and collectively by “girding our loins and joining the battle to defeat COVID-19.”
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