Covid outbreak in Antigua’s prison

The prison in the twin-isle nation of Antigua and Barbuda is currently under lockdown after 23 inmates and four officers test positive for Covid.

The numbers are expected to increase as testing is still ongoing.

Superintendent of the prison Colonel Trevor Pennyfeather told reporters over the weekend that the cases started to show up on Saturday.

Medical officials have been at the prison conducting testing ever since.

About 42% of the entire prison population have already been tested according to the prison boss, who claimed that the symptoms experienced by those who tested positive have been relatively mild.

He also claimed that some prisoners are apprehensive about getting tested.

Those who tested positive have been isolated and everyone is being administered pharmaceuticals to reduce the symptoms.

“We are treating everyone as if they have the virus because there are some people who refused to get tested. So we are ensuring they have the required vitamins and those with a  fever are receiving paracetamol,” he said.

This is the second time since the pandemic that there has been an outbreak at the prison in Antigua and Barbuda.

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  1. Ibo France
    April 11, 2023

    Despite the excruciating suffering that citizens of Antigua and Dominica are dealt by two of the most corrupt, uncaring, self-admiring, despotic rulers, the electors still jaw-droppingly reward these two rascals for callousness and ineptitude.

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    • April 11, 2023

      You supported the judge’s decision to rule in favor of Cara Shiilingford-Marsh that the Vincentian PM does not have the constitutional right to force citizens of St. Vincent to get tested and injected with the vaccines. That is why we having that problem in the prisons in Antigua today. Inmates not tested and vaccinated. All your hash words still fall on deaf ears. Nobody takes you seriously except your foolish and prideless UWP bums.

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      • Ibo France
        April 11, 2023

        One question ds. Why are you so fascinated with the use of the word ‘bums’. Your two middle aged, graduate daughters would not be proud of you. Stop acting Queer.

      • me
        April 11, 2023

        Seem like you are really an illiterate. The article spoke of Antigua, not St Vincent. Your buffoon!

  2. Ibo France
    April 11, 2023

    Antigua & Barbuda and Dominica are frequently in the news these time unfortunately all for the wrong reasons. Both tarnished their country’s image for their affiliation with crypto currency billionaire fraudsters. Also, for the resurfacing of their involvement with the sordid kidnapping of Mr. Mehul Choski.

    Antigua & Barbuda for teachers’ strike, the ‘trafficking’ of Africans, the sinking of the fishing vessel overloaded with African migrants.

    Dominica for its signing of diplomatic relationship with the pariah nation of Syria, the continued proper accounting of the $4.2B missing from the CBI funds, the machinations going on with building the decades old international airport, et cetera.

    Controversies, decadence, poverty, and wretchedness will forever be the lot of the people who are governed by a rogue and a villain.

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    • Man bite dogs
      April 12, 2023

      Ibo, I trust that you will be telling your blue monkeys friends it’s Skerrit, fault why Antigua and Barbuda prison has COVID outbreak, I will be watching this space with interest.

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