Second COVID-19 Related Death Confirmed


A second person has died due to complications of COVID-19.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne shared on his Facebook that there are now two deaths in Antigua related to the coronavirus.

No details have been given so far but Browne is urging the public to adhere to the regulations put in place to help in the fight against the virus.

A 48-year-old man became the first person to die of COVID-19 in Antigua & Barbuda.

Chief Medical Officer Rhonda-Sealey Thomas told a news conference today that the man was admitted on April 4th.

The man arrived at the hospital with a cough and other symptoms. He also had pre-exisiting medical complications namely diabetes.


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  1. So sad. May both their souls Rest In Peace. My prayers of comfort for their family and friends.

    How’s the country’s contact tracing efforts coming along?

    Here is a far fetch idea. It calls for us, residents to be a little proactive. The idea might help the authorities with their contact tracing efforts which is an interview of the sick person to list recent interactions with family, friends, and businesses. That interview would produce a list of contacts, who would be monitored for illness for several weeks

    Basically, the idea is we as residents can be proactive by voluntarily starting to keep a log of the people we have had contact with in recent days (past three to 7 days). If you are practicing good social distancing, then your log/contact notebook should be short.

    You having a contact notebook, will help the authorities to notify the others, etc. once they determine, you should be tested (God forbid).

    Cause you don’t want to be in a situation where you can’t remember who you came into contact with, etc. People have faulty memories about who or what they’ve touched, or where they’ve been.

  2. COVID19 strategy

    1 Zone the country by establishing the parishes and Barbuda.

    2 Create strategic check points maned by soldiers not police offices at borders for parishes.

    3 No one is permitted to move outside of parish.

    4 Establish medical icu facility, hospital, quarantine, police, supermarket and media etc in each zone.

    5 Curfew 24/7 with a hotline to call if supplies runs low. At no time should anyone one be allowed on a public road without calling the toll free hotline first.

    6 Supplies should be delivered to homes period.

  3. Earlier I meant to say, once you’re diagnosed with the coronavirus, you having a contact notebook, will help the authorities with their contact tracing efforts.

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