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Antigua: Covid-positive PM has ‘mild symptoms’ only

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by Shermain Bique-Charles (Antigua Observer) Prime Minister Gaston Browne has tested positive for Covid-19, following what he said is a series of business trips over the past few weeks.

Browne said he got news of the infection on Friday and retested positive again on Saturday, revealing that he believes he may have been exposed to the potentially deadly virus in Miami or Barbuda.

Last Saturday, Browne hosted around nine European investors in Barbuda before travelling to the Bahamas on business. He also overnighted in Miami on his way back from Dubai two weeks ago.

“I was always in the high-risk group to contract Covid…I see a lot of visitors on a daily basis…. Perhaps my exposure would have come at a restaurant, if not in Barbuda but in Miami when I removed my mask to eat,” Browne explained.

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