Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced a major incentive for “illegal immigrants” to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Browne announced today that those who do not have a legal immigration status in the county, will be given four months extension on their time upon being vaccinated.
“The Cabinet recently decided that there will be an automatic extension of four months for illegal immigrants who are unvaccinated. We want them to come above ground, we do not want anyone to stay below the radar because they do not have any time in the country.”
Last week, the government announced that such persons will not be removed from the country if they come forward to be vaccinated.
He told his radio programme today that it is important that all residents come out to be vaccinated.
Antigua and Barbuda is also raffling an 8000 square feet parcel of land for to encourage persons taking their first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses.