Two suspected cases of COVID-19 In Antigua


 As of March 12, 2020, The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment wishes to assure the public that there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus/ COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment advises the public that there are 2 suspected cases of COVID-19 that are being investigated. Once the reports of the testing results are available, this information will be shared with the public.

The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda notes that the isolation and quarantine units at the Margetson Ward are nearing completion; and, preparations are at an advanced stage to have testing for the COVID-19 virus being done locally with the assistance of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This would allow for the swift diagnosis of potential cases.

The health ministry also advises that PAHO will be on the island on March 16th 2020. The team of technicians is expected to conduct meetings, site visits, training and simulation exercises.

The Ministry reminds the general public to exercise proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette as well as take general measures against becoming ill. The latter includes adequate rest and hydration and the avoidance of sick persons.

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    • Exactly! Look at how many crew ships come on a daily basis and they think infected people aren’t on it? Smh

    • And when the government does that where are they going to get money to pay people in the overblown public sector ?? #stupidcomment

    • IF the government shuts the border, we’ll soon be back to drinking pond water and eating the weedy-weedy bush. GOD HELP US!!!!!

    • If people stop coming what happens to all the people who depend on the tourist industry? They will be all out of work and can’t feed their families and pay their bills. Not to mention all the taxes the government will loose. Unfortunately Antigua is tourist economy so we are dammed if we do and could be dammed if we don’t. We should check everybody coming into the country.

  1. I guess the only people worried are those that have older moms and grandmothers and people that have underlying issues

  2. They also need to cancel the sailing week because that’s a resk in bringing people here

    • And fhen how will people pay their bills, buy food and look after their families. I swear you people say some real shyt just y’all can keep up with the trends. Antgiua does not have anything yo fall back on if we shut down the island. Both the private and public sector will suffer if the borders are closed.

        • And nobody come you cant get pay the banks sells your home and you cant feed your kids what you go do then dumdass. Damn if we do damn if we don’t.

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