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Another Government Official tests positive for COVID-19

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Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister Ambassador Lionel ‘Max’ Hurst is the latest government official that has contracted the COVID-19 virus.

Hurst, who is fully vaccinated and boosted told this publication a rapid antigen test returned a positive result yesterday morning and he has since gone into isolation.

A PCR test was also done, the results of which will be made available later this week.

Ambassador Lionel ‘Max’ Hurst who is a kidney transplant recipient and takes immune-suppressant drugs daily said he has no symptoms.

“Thus far all of my co-workers have also taken the tests and they have all proven negative. My sister with whom I share a home has also taken the test and she is proven negative,” Mr. Hurst reported.

“My close family members they too have taken the test and they’ve proven negative also.”

In addition to Hurst and Cabinet Secretary Konata Lee, four ministers of government have tested positive for the virus. They have since been cleared to resume their ministerial duties.

Ahead of today’s Throne Speech, COVID-19 testing was carried out on all MPs and Senators that will attend the joint sitting of parliament.

It is unclear what provisions will be made to accommodate a full parliamentary chamber.

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