COVID-19: Antigua Cops Who Responded To Vaccine Protest Test Positive

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The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda says it  was informed that several police officers who were present on Market Street on Sunday afternoon, August 8, controlling an unlawful gathering of anti-vaxxers, have tested positive.

Antigua Observer reported that close to 100 people took part in the demonstration.

A post Thursday on the official Facebook page of Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, urged those who took part in the gathering, even as spectators, to get tested so as not to spread the virus to others.

“Young children are among the vulnerable,” the post observed, adding that the investigation continues.

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The Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, who was on vacation in Saint Lucia when police in the Antigua capital, St John’s, confronted citizens and fired tear gas to disperse them, cut short his stay and returned home declaring that he could not remain here while ‘political trouble-makers and known criminals’ tried to subvert, undermine and destroy his country.

He also accused the protest organisers of misleading people.

And in a subsequent address to the nation, Browne recalled that his administration had made it abundantly clear that absolutely no one will be vaccinated if they do not wish to be.

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