Antigua And Barbuda to Depend less On Carpha

The Cabinet was advised by the CMO that one additional PCR Machine has been acquired, allowing the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center to process additional covid tests, and to lessen reliance upon CARPHA.

The Trinidad based institution has imposed limits on the number of tests which any one Caribbean country can submit within a week.

The Cabinet was also informed by the CMO that 10 Medical Doctors who have yet to commence their internship, have been hired to undertake contact tracing. These numbers are still not sufficient since the number of sick and infected people continues to increase almost daily.