Cabinet Notes -The Cabinet took note of the decision by foreign governments to impose a late-night curfew in order to reduce the nightlife partying which can be a major source of the spread.
In Antigua and Barbuda’s case, returning nationals who proceed to self-quarantine upon arrival, have frequently disobeyed the conditions under which they were allowed to re-enter their homeland.
The quarantine or isolation period is 14 days, following entry with a Covid-19 negative certificate; those who are asymptomatic may take a second Covid-19 PCR test within seven days and could be released if the second test is also negative.
All are required to avoid contact with others in the household or in the quarantine facility utilized by the government.
The Hawksbill Hotel which is currently being used, is likely to be surrendered by the request of the owners, and a new site is being contemplated. It costs US$130.00 daily to house each quarantined returning national at the hotel.