by Clive Bacchus
Opposition Leader Dr. Denzil Douglas is calling on citizens to band together to help each other as the nation confronts COVID-19 clusters that have forced the closure of schools for two weeks, self-quarantines, and the imposition of nightly curfews effective Tuesday (May 5).
On May 19, officials announced that the country was facing a potential community spread of COVID-19, after a national who had not traveled, contracted the virus while working at what they described as a local hotel (The St. Kitts Marriott Resort). Since then, 19 confirmed active cases of coronavirus have been reported for May and contact tracing continues to halt the spread of the virus in local communities.
Dr. Douglas in an interview published on the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party’s Facebook Page Wednesday night (May 26) also promoted vaccination as a tool to fight the spread of diseases including COVID-19 but decried what he described as “forced vaccination.”