Barbudans told not to drop their guards

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A Barbudan doctor is cautioning residents against becoming complacent as coronavirus is still present in the country.
While Barbuda has no cases of coronavirus, Dr. Jeremy Deazle says residents are beginning to drop their guards and are disregarding COVID-19 protocols.
“Right now you see a lot of people socializing without face masks, you see a lot of gatherings with more than 25 persons per area.
I hope people realise that COVID is still there and right now we should have more fear than before.
“We should be aware that the numbers have peaked to 74 persons with 14 active cases and as the numbers in Antigua increase, that increases our chance of getting it here in Barbuda,” he warned.
The medical doctor is calling for a return to the enforcement of strict guidelines designed to aid in minimizing the spread of the virus.
“I think we should go back to the strict guidelines such as limits to the number of people in the supermarket at any one time. Everyone in the supermarket should wear face masks, even the supermarket owner.
“I think we should have someone at the door spraying hands to ensure hand sanitizing before customers enter,” he urged.
He complained that as he drives around Codrington he still sees many people without face masks and is calling on the police to enforce the health protocols laid down by the Ministry
of Health as they are needed now more than ever.