Open Letter from Prime Minister Gaston Browne to Antiguans and Barbudans on COVID-19

The Honourable Gaston Browne, MP
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

10 April 2020

Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne on Thursday, at the commencement of a new seven-day 24-hour curfew to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), penned an open letter to Antiguans and Barbudans, residents and visitors appealing to them to continue to exercise personal responsibility in observing the curfew regulations as outlined by the State of Emergency.

In his letter, Prime Minister Browne noted that the public should continue to observe the curfew restrictions, enforce the social distancing protocol of six (6) feet, continue to practice good personal hygiene etiquette and stay at home.

The country’s leader also had a message for young people advising them that they too are susceptible to the devastating effects of COVID-19. “Please be reminded that young and healthy people, though less susceptible are not immune from the consequences of COVID-19. COVID-19 is a potential death sentence for all of us, especially those who are negligent and indisciplined with underlying illnesses to include diabetes, hypertension, asthma and heart disease,” Prime Minister Browne outlined in his open letter.