ANGUILLA--Premier Victor Banks said the island has achieved positive outcomes in regard to the COVID-19 virus and this is in no small part the result of most people in the community embracing the containment campaign. However, he said, “We are not yet out of the woods,” noting that some people are becoming complacent. “Let us not lose the gains we have made so far in this campaign,” he said, “by exposing the front line workers in the health sector in particular. We must be responsible in our actions to beat the virus.”
He said the measures worldwide to beat the virus are unprecedented and people can show their appreciation for health workers best by doing their part and ensuring that their efforts are not protracted by blatant disregard for the simple guidelines given worldwide.
He thanked the private sector partners and agencies for their concessions to the economy and community as people suffer from the lack of jobs and business services.
In related news, Lake’s World has donated 20 face shields, 500 surgical masks and one infrared thermometer to the Health Authority of Anguilla. The Health Authority thanked the management and staff for the generous donation. A spokesperson for the Authority said that supplies are difficult to procure at this time and they are much appreciated. Minister of Health Evans McNiel Rogers also thanked Lake’s World and other donors for their continued support.
Rogers stressed the importance of everyone adhering to the regulations by staying at home except for grocery shopping, doctor visits, banking or exercise; and observing the hygiene and social distancing instructions.