Prime Minster Gaston Browne has said that there is an adequate supply of food to last the April 2- 8 24-hour curfew.
Several residents have flocked to local supermarkets to shop even though supermarkets will be open during the state of emergency.
“My fellow country men and women, there is no need for panic shopping,” Browne wrote on his official Facebook page.
He provided a list of the containers being shipped to Antigua, “most of which are food items.”
The prime minister said supermarkets will remain opened as essential service businesses.
“Again, no need to hoard shop. Supermarkets are required to practice social distancing and should not encourage massive crowds,” he said.
The list of containers coming to Antigua with food are as follows:
Tropical Shipping 78 containers.
Seaboard Marine 76 containers
CROWLEY 36 Containers
King Ocean 18 containers (KO Shipping)
Geest Lines 14 containers( Francis Trading)
CMA Cgm 26 containers (Brysons)