The COVID-19 situation in Antigua and Barbuda is stabilizing as indicated by the most recently published dashboards. The number of people infected is less than 100, and fewer than 5 are currently hospitalized.
The Minister of Health believes that in the post-Carnival period, the number of infected persons is likely
to increase as in the post-Labour Day and post-Whit Monday holidays. He encourages all those who qualify, to receive their first and second boosters.
All youths who plan to participate in Mas, during the Carnival season, are also encouraged to get vaccinated so that they will not become deathly ill should they contract the COVID-19 virus while parading.
At least 7,000 more eligible people are to become vaccinated in the four weeks to the start of Carnival.