Total number of COVID-19 cases in Antigua increases to 15

Antigua and Barbuda reported six more cases of the Coronavirus on Friday.

Writing on his personal Facebook page, Prime Minister there-Gaston Browne said the six new cases were from 14 more tests recently carried out.

Three of them are said to be imported and the remaining three appear to be from community spread.

“Our community spread seems to be emanating primarily from returning nationals, including those who visited Montserrat for St Patrick’s Day,” he wrote.

“This is to caution our people to continue to respect the protocols of personal hygiene etiquette, social distancing, quarantining and isolation as appropriate,” Browne said.

The new cases take the country’s total confirmed cases to 15.

Earlier today, the PM warned the nation had not reached its peak regarding infections and warned that the current curfew “will continue for a longer period to protect lives”.

To date, 40 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda. Twenty of the tests were negative; the remaining five are pending.

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3 Comments

  1. smitty
    April 5, 2020

    This pandemic is reminding us of the fragility of our world,and the inter-connectivity of all of us. While we applaud the gov’t. for its attempts to reduce and manage this viral outbreak, I would like to remind our people and the gov”t. that the precautions and declarations that have been implemented in this time of emergency, are rights that belong to the people. As we the people have been willing to accept and abide by these emergency measures, let it be made clear that upon cessation of these emergency declarations, all basic rights and freedoms espoused in our constitution must revert to the people. Be alert my fellow Dominicans. Don’t let this neighbor borrow your tool, and never bring it back!

  2. MYOB
    April 4, 2020

    OMG ! 40 tested and 15 positive? Sad case but I am Dominican so l will allow Antigua and PM Brown to deal with his problem. I sure he’s capable. During our election he sure seemed to have a lot of free time on his hand as if the election wast taking place in Antigua, so let him now use his time and effort to manage Antigua

  3. Dalit
    April 4, 2020

    Forty tests.

    Dominica has done 255. In fact Dominica has done more tests than the entire rest of the Eastern Caribbean combined !!

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