53.8% SKN population is fully vaccinated now

The island of St Kitts and Nevis has inoculated 53.8 per cent (17,874 individuals) of the population against the COVID-19 deadly mutant, as per the report of the Health Ministry of the island, till 29 June 2021.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: The island of St Kitts and Nevis has inoculated 53.8 per cent (17,874 individuals) of the population against the COVID-19 deadly mutant, as per the report of the Health Ministry of the island, till 29 June 2021.

The data in the report of the Health Ministry states that a total of 69.1 per cent of the St Kitts and Nevis population has received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of 29 June 2021.

In total, 40,615 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccines have been administered on the sister islands, out of which a total of 31,174 doses administered on St Kitts. In comparison, around 9,441 COVID-19 doses have been administered on the Nevis island.

The SKN government also provided COVID-19 hotline numbers – (869) 467-1146/1233 (St Kitts), (869) 469-5521, 2035/2051/(869) 469 -8010 (Nevis island).

So far, the twin-islands has reported a total of 439 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 cases, out of which in total 127 patients have been recovered from the deadly mutant.

While a total of three deaths have been reported on the sister island due to the deadly COVID-19 mutant.

The SKN government has asked its citizens to obey the COVID-19 health protocols and measures such as – wearing masks, frequently sanitizing, maintaining social distance and following the state emergency. PM Harris has also encouraged citizens to take jabs of their COVID-19 vaccines.

The government of the twin islands has announced a state of emergency in the nation which would be in effect till 6 July 2021. Despite this, the SKN government also announced a 24-hour lockdown for the St Kitts island only, which would come into effect from 1 July 2021 so as to control the spread of the deadly mutant.

The Prime Minister of SKN – Dr Timothy Harris, also informed that the island’s borders would remain open.