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Protestors Encouraged to Get Tested after 16 Police Officers Test Positive for Covid


(Antigua Observer) News that 16 law enforcement officials have tested positive for the coronavirus came to light Thursday morning during the post-Cabinet press briefing.

That was, however, not the only bit of startling information as it is also being said by government officials that these positive tests were as a result of the August 8 protest that took place on Market Street.

According to the post-Cabinet notes, the officers who tested positive were “controlling an unlawful gathering of anti-vaxxers”.

Information Minister Melford Nicholas explained that “a further evaluation is taking place, but all evidence points to that they were all in attendance at the event where they would have been presumably exposed to some type of spread in that particular environment”.

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