Sunday 5 April, 2020

Anguilla awaits results from three suspected covid-19 cases

Sixty people have been quarantined in Anguilla because of their recent travels from countries where the coronavirus (COVID-19) is present.

This was revealed by the island’s Governor Tim Foy and Premier Victor Banks, on Sunday night, as they noted that 56 of the people are in self-quarantine.

A total of six people were tested for the virus.

Three of those tests were negative and officials are awaiting results of the remaining samples from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Laboratory in Trinidad.

The island will soon be able to test for COVID-19 locally but results will need to be verified by CARPHA.

If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 on Anguilla, measures will be put in place to restrict people’s movement and interactions.

The Governor and Premier said these restrictions will be unveiled later on March 23.

The leaders also revealed that there was an adequate supply of food, petrol and cooking gas on Anguilla.

Regulations to address price gouging will come into force soon and it will set maximum prices for key commodities.

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