ST. JOHN’S, Antigua - ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA’S Prime Minister Gaston Browne is the latest regional leader to contract the Coronavirus, which has significantly impacted the the Caribbean over the last two years.
According to media reports, the Prime Minister made the announcement on Saturday (Apr. 9) evening while speaking on local radio here in Antigua.
Browne is said to be in isolation at home and would be working remotely as he continues with his recovery after he received the diagnosis on Friday.
“Notwithstanding the fact that I tested positive for COVID yesterday, I’m doing fine,” Browne said, noting that he is doing well other than for nasal congestion as he is taking decongestants.
Antigua and Barbuda has relaxed some of its measures for persons entering the country and is slowly moving to fully reopen to bolster its tourism product.
And the Prime Minister, who has been active, including recently opening a health facility in the capital, noted that he is in “good health”.
PM Browne revealed that his oxygen levels are “fine” and he does not have “any loss of appetite, no loss of taste”.
The number of newly diagnosed cases have been relatively low within the twin-island nation.