On Wednesday 15th December 2021, the Cabinet will convene for the very last time in 2021. The decision to ratify the lifting or a possible extension of the State of Emergency (SOE) and the accompanying Curfew will be announced the following day when the Parliament will convene.

i. The Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus is being studied closely; should it prove more lethal than the Delta variant, then enforcement of restrictions may follow. The Cabinet will be guided by the science and relevant data, not guesswork.

ii. Everyone who has not yet been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus is being asked to take the no-cost vaccine now. The best vaccine is the available vaccine and at least four types are currently available in plentiful stockpiles.

There is presently available doses of AstraZeneca, J & J, SputnikV, Pfizer, and Sinopharm.