The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to report a global decline in the number of COVID-19 infections. Even though some places have seen recent spikes in cases, the total number of new cases worldwide continues to decrease.

The same is true for Antigua and Barbuda, and more importantly, the number of hospitalizations has fallen to zero. This augurs well for a return to normality in the country. In this regard, all restrictions on beach activities have been lifted. It is expected that in the coming weeks the country will see fluctuations in the number of cases and so Cabinet continues to emphasize the importance of personal responsibility in the fight against the disease.

Consequently, with the return of weekend vaccinations at the various clinics, the Cabinet encourages all persons to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially since Carnival and the feting season make a full return this year.