The nation’s Covid rely has soared by greater than a dozen within the final two days, dependable inside sources inform Observer.
The precise numbers are nonetheless to be confirmed – and the Ministry of Well being has not launched a dashboard since Monday – however the newest statistics are mentioned to be due for launch imminently.
Final night time, Prime Minister Gaston Browne posted on his private Fb web page that coronavirus transmissions had “elevated dramatically – requiring additional restrictions”.
He mentioned extra measures could be introduced on Wednesday.
Browne went on to say, “The whole lot is again on the desk together with elevated curfew hours and attainable enterprise closures.”
Final Thursday, authorities mentioned if virus instances elevated by greater than three a day over a seven-day interval, a second nationwide lockdown was seemingly. Two extra instances had been introduced inside hours of that assertion, adopted by three on Friday, three on Sunday and three on Monday.
Officers have additionally hinted at an extension to the present 11pm-5am curfew, though the PM’s chief of employees Lionel Hurst yesterday advised Observer that closure of bars – which he dubbed “incubators” for the virus – was extra seemingly.
The final confirmed virus rely for Antigua and Barbuda was 201, with 25 of these described as lively.
Observer will deliver you extra particulars as we get them.