The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, through the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda, announced on October 13th, 2022 that several suspicious cases were tested with all proving negative except one which was still pending. The result for the pending case was also negative.

Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment the honorable Sir Molwyn Joseph and the Ministry strongly condemn the repetitive action by media houses in Antigua and Barbuda that continue to spread false information especially as it relates to matters of public health.

This condemnation comes after a media house published false claims that the country recorded a single monkeypox case.

Sir Molwyn is outraged that media houses in Antigua and Barbuda continue to be so irresponsible in their reporting and is calling on the journalist/reporters to be more responsible by verifying information before it is published since it can have a negative impact on the country and our economy.