Grenada: Prime Minister of Grenada – Dr Keith Mitchell has expressed his concerns over the deaths of Grenadians who lost their lives to the deadliest COVID-19 virus, stating the deaths have “touch me deeply”.
Prime Minister was speaking during the weekly post Cabinet news conference when he cited that he pays tribute to the front line health workers and other stakeholders, as well as visiting Grenadian health care workers whom he stated were doing sufficient to help curb the spread of the virus.
Prime Minister stated that “We have trained hundreds of doctors in this country. I have called on family members whether they have nurses and so on to come and give two weeks, we need you, your country needs you, we need everybody to come at this time.”
He further noted that “I don’t think we will ever be able to come to terms as a human being the passing of any individual, particularly when it could have been avoided.”
“I want to use the opportunity to express how touched I am and the fact that we all are doing all that we can to be able to slow and stop the deaths that are occurring in the country at this time.”
He asserted, he was heartened that the COVID-19 infection rate in Grenada is decreasing and added, “But this does not mean we could drop our guard because we could see the drop today, and we could be back up tomorrow; if we get satisfied.”
Giving an instance, he stated that he was impressed by a busman where he was encouraging all bus fellows to observe the COVID-19 protocols.
“My God, what else do we want? If you hear some stories about some vaccinated person dies or get sick with the virus, that’s very small; you might be talking about two or one per cent. My God, be on the side of the statistics; that’s what I will do,” the prime minister stated while expressing his concern.
With this, he further urged the citizens to follow the COVID-19 protocols and do everything they could do to – safeguard themselves & their loved ones from the virus.
So far, the contagious mutant has killed 130 people and infected 5,005 others since the month of March last year.