19.7 C
Florida
Monday, April 19, 2021

St Kitts and Nevis aims to full reopening in October 2021

Dr Cameron Wilkinson, Medical Chief of Staff at JNF General Hospital, said the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis intends to bring about a full reopening in October 2021.

Must read

Over third of target population inoculated in St Kitts and Nevis, says PM Harris

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, during a vaccination session at Sylvia Garnette Health Centre in Tabernacle said that more than a third portion of the target population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

St Vincent: Another explosive eruption in La Soufrière volcano, total 30 explosions so far

At around 4:49 PM there was another explosive eruption in La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grendines which totalled 30 explosions so far

Prince Philip’s funeral: No state funeral due to COVID-19 restrictions

Prince Philip will be laid to rest today with a custom looking somewhat different to previous royal funerals — a resolution down to Philip's...

Nurse Arceo’s death in St Kitts is not related to COVID-19 vaccine: Authorities

Ministry of health St Kitts and Nevis stated that false news is being spread by people that Nurse Arceo died after taking the coronavirus...
- Advertisement -

St Kitts and Nevis: Dr Cameron Wilkinson, Medical Chief of Staff at JNF General Hospital, said the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis intends to bring about a full reopening in October 2021.

He said this on April 6 during the virtual forum series ‘Leadership Matters’, presented by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris.

Read More: Lack of credibility in Human Rights 2020 report triggers conflict in…

- Advertisement -

Dr Wilkinson said: “The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has done exceptionally well in the fight against COVID-19, and we are grateful that we have not had any serious hospitalizations or deaths due to the virus so far.”

“If you move to full reopening sometime in October, we can expect the virus to return to our communities,” he added.

“The difference compared to the early days in the fight is that we have a vaccine available that can protect us,” he said. “We understand the hesitation of some in part by misunderstanding or misinformation.”

- Advertisement -

Read More: PAHO delivers 28,800 Astra-Zeneca vaccines to Dominica

Dr Wilkinson congratulated nearly 10,000 people who stepped forward and did the right thing and got their first chance to take us to almost 30% of the target population.

He urged the population to continue to do the right thing stating that the vaccine is free, incredibly effective and efficient, a lifesaver, safe and protective for those around you and the vulnerable.

He also said that the Federation needs 70-90% of the population to be vaccinated to protect the Federation’s health systems, keep the population financially strong, help prevent false news and get back to normal as quickly as possible.

Similarly, the CEO of the St Kitts Tourism Authority Racquel Brown said vaccination should be done at a door of opportunities in the tourism sector in St Kitts and Nevis to full reopening.

During her closing remarks, Brown noted that it is realistic for everyone to understand that accommodation is above tourism and film opportunities for the destination.

“There are a variety of opportunities, no matter what the occasion, we need to take the vaccination. That’s the only way we’ll allow people to come into the Federation and stay safe,” Brown said. “We need to stop and think about the health of our country. We also need to think about how we are going to rebuild tourism, and rebuilding tourism has always started with the vaccination process because we have seen over the past year how difficult it has been.”

The CEO, Brown, applauded the vaccination program’s success since its launch in February 2021, pointing out that St Kitts and Nevis made good progress.

Read More: Bank of Nevis branch opened in St Kitts, PM calls it…

“Interestingly, there are many Caribbean countries that would like the vaccination quotas, and we may be refusing to take the vaccine while they are struggling, and they need vaccinations. So we are very blessed in St Kitts and Nevis, because we have not had any deaths in the past year and no community spread,” she said.

She added that vaccination is important to start over, to make money or to earn again.

“The vaccination process is going to help us as a nation to be healthy. It helps us to have a resilient population; it helps us not to have to worry about people having to go to the hospital; it puts no strain on our health care system and it enables us not to deal with the issues of having a healthy society,” Brown said.

She encouraged people who doubted to come forward and be taught about the importance of being vaccinated. She also encouraged them to think about their children and tomorrow as the COVID-19 virus will be around for a very long time.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

More articles

6 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you
    will be a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your
    blog and will often come back in the future. I want
    to encourage you to ultimately continue your great work, have a nice holiday weekend!
    0mniartist asmr

  2. Definitely imagine that that you said. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the net
    the simplest factor to remember of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed
    whilst folks consider issues that they just do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also outlined out the whole thing
    without having side-effects , other people could take a signal.
    Will likely be again to get more. Thank you 0mniartist asmr

  3. Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you could be
    a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and definitely will come
    back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you continue your great job, have a nice weekend!
    0mniartist asmr

  4. Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help
    from an established blog. Is it difficult to set up your
    own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things
    out pretty quick. I’m thinking about creating my
    own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you
    have any points or suggestions? Thanks 0mniartist asmr

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Over third of target population inoculated in St Kitts and Nevis, says PM Harris

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, during a vaccination session at Sylvia Garnette Health Centre in Tabernacle said that more than a third portion of the target population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

St Vincent: Another explosive eruption in La Soufrière volcano, total 30 explosions so far

At around 4:49 PM there was another explosive eruption in La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grendines which totalled 30 explosions so far

Prince Philip’s funeral: No state funeral due to COVID-19 restrictions

Prince Philip will be laid to rest today with a custom looking somewhat different to previous royal funerals — a resolution down to Philip's...

Nurse Arceo’s death in St Kitts is not related to COVID-19 vaccine: Authorities

Ministry of health St Kitts and Nevis stated that false news is being spread by people that Nurse Arceo died after taking the coronavirus...

Premier of Nevis Mark Brantley launched “Nevis Exposition” on Thursday

The Ministry of Tourism, Nevis, started its annual activity month for tourism, which we call Exposition Nevis. Our month of activities is planned from...