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Antigua and Barbuda ‘Risks Lockdown’ if COVID Cases Continue to Surge

(Antigua Observer) Information Minister Melford Nicholas delivered a grim warning yesterday, as the country recorded new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and one death the day before.

The number of confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic now stands at 184 with 22 active cases, and in light of this Nicholas said that restrictive measures will be strengthened across the country.

“While the risk associated with the populace [regarding] the spread of COVID-19 continues to be a challenge, we do not want the lax observance of the protocols to create an environment where we have a ‘super spreader’ event; we would be left with no other choice but to move towards a national lockdown once more,” he warned.

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