PM Harris encouraged citizens to get their jab of COVID vaccine

The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis has once again encouraged the citizens to receive their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to defeat the deadly mutant.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis has once again encouraged the citizens to receive their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to defeat the deadly mutant.

The Prime Minister – Dr Timothy Harris, asserted, “If we do all these while availing ourselves of the opportunity to vaccinate, St Kitts and Nevis with God’s grace will emerge safer and stronger in the near future, and we can look forward to gradually opening up all sectors of the economy and society sometime in July 2021.”

“This would mean more people back at work, being able to earn income, pay their bills and save for a rainy day.”

Supporting governments’ decision of imposing the state of emergency, PM Harris stated the Team Unity Government of St Kitts and Nevis would not allow the COVID-19 situation in the nation to go out of control where the lives of the citizens put at risk.

Following the statement, PM Harris further noted, “This is the reason we went to parliament to provide the legislative tool of State of Emergency powers to fight the battle against COVID-19 valiantly. We are fighting hard for you, the people of St Kitts and Nevis.”

The Prime Minister also appreciated the hard work of the frontline workers and thanked the nurses and other healthcare workers for doing an outstanding job by working day and night to protect the people’s lives by efficient delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines.

The State of Emergency would be in effect till 6 July 2021. While as of 29 June 2021, in total, 53.8 per cent of the SKN population has received its second jab of the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated against the deadly mutant.

On the other hand, 69.1 per cent of the sister islands population has received their first dose of the novel coronavirus.

PM Harris has also asked the residents to follow the COVID-19 health protocols such as – wearing masks, sanitizing frequently and maintaining a social distance.