Government officials have tested positive for COVID: SKNLP

The opposition party of St Kitts and Nevis twin-islands - SKNP have claimed that many high-ranking government officials have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus as per their reliable sources.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: The opposition party of St Kitts and Nevis twin-islands -SKNLP have claimed that many high-ranking government officials have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus as per their reliable sources.

The opposition stated that “However, the government has remained silent on this matter, failing to confirm or deny what many persons thought were rumours.”

SKNLP further asserted that the people of St Kitts and Nevis hope that the government officials have the same outlined health COVID-19 protocols as they follow that is thorough contact tracing, testing, and quarantine procedures must be enforced.

“A large percentage of the population work in government organizations, some of which these high-ranking government officials are affiliated with, and as a result, full transparency must be practised as in many other countries,” – the opposition stated.

Following the statement, the opposition cited that “UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Former US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago Hon. Keith Rowley and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife are only a few examples of leaders who openly informed the public of their status and enforced through contact tracing to ensure that the spread is minimized.”

According to the opposition, this must be the practice, and the government of St Kitts and Nevis must inform the public about the government officials who have tested positive for the virus.

The opposition added that the local community was recently informed that over 500 COVID-19 tests turned negative, but there was no revelation of the number of positive test results of COVID-19.

“It is time for the government of St Kitts and Nevis, to stop politicizing the pandemic and begin effectively working towards managing the cluster of COVID-19 cases. All stakeholders must be invited to discuss strategies needed to roll out an effective plan of action to manage what appears to be a community spread,” SKNLP concluded.