Antigua and Barbuda waiting for final date of re-opening

PM Browne speaks up in parliament, says no evidence suggests Choksi's abduction
PM Browne speaks up in parliament, says no evidence suggests Choksi's abduction

The citizens of Antigua and Barbuda have been urged by PM Gaston Browne to get vaccinated. The government is looking forward to setting a firm date for opening the entire island again.

According to the government, 33,214 doses have been administered until May 31st, 2021.40,000 doses might get administered to the island until the end of June.


Browne said that at some point, they would have to open up the country’s economy. They would have to do away with all of the regulations, the curfew, and, they know, other things that they had in place. They would have to open up the country at some point fully.
He said that if people allow themselves to become weaker and fail to be vaccinated, this will also put country to new risk of infection after opening.



Browne, who told his citizens in past that the possibility of mandatory vaccination, said that the government would be finalizing the final date for re-opening the island. He warned the citizens that re-opening the whole island with a majority of people unvaccinated might poses a high level risk to the third wave of the COVID-19 virus on the island in future.


PM Browne insisted to the citizens that the vaccination is the only way to get secure from the deadly effects of the COVID-19 virus, so he told the citizens to get vaccinated.

Caribbean countries are ready to open their countries as their majority of population have been vaccinated. Now the risk of getting infected by the COVID-19 virus decreased. This also opened the economy of these countries.

On 13 March 2020, Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced Antigua and Barbuda’s first confirmed COVID-19 case.
Browne said the patient started presenting symptoms on March 11. The woman visited a private hospital where medical officials took samples that were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency lab in Trinidad for testing