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Ministry of Health Urges Public Vigilance amidst COVID-19 spread

With the number of clear violations taking place in islandwide political motorcades, the Ministry of Health continues to remind the general public that COVID-19 is still very real and also within the community.

In a recent release to announce the island’s 5480th positive case, the Ministry of Health reminded citizens to remain vigilant as to continue to manage the COVID- 19 pandemic which poses a great risk to family, friends, and colleagues.

“Everyone should continue practicing the infection prevention and control guidelines which include frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer, use of a face mask in public covering the mouth, nose and chin, maintaining a distance from others and using a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and handled objects. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care at your closest community respiratory clinic.”

As the island gears up for a July 26th general elections, political parties have staged a number of motorcades, advertised sports competitions, family fun days, and other mass crowd encouraging activities.

As of July 16, 2021 a total of 31, 657 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 23, 213 individuals have received the second dose. On Monday, July 19, 2021 the COVID-19 vaccination drive will take place at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Soufriere Hospital Grounds catering to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

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