The deaths in Grenada due to the COVID-19 virus had deeply impacted Prime Minister Keith Mitchell. On Tuesday, while informing the citizens about the number of deaths on the island, PM Mitchell urged the citizens to get vaccinated as it is the only way left to fight against the widely spread COVID-19 virus.
During a briefing PM Mitchell, he praised the health workers and other stakeholders who have been fighting with the COVID-19 virus to safeguard the patients. They have been an integral part of the struggle to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 virus across the island. At the same time, paying tribute to those frontline health workers and other people who were killed during their services in the COVID-19. He noted that till now, COVID-19 had killed a total of 130 people, and 5,005 have been infected with this virus since the pandemic hit the island.
PM Mitchell said, “We have trained hundreds of doctors in this country…I have called on family members whether they have nurses and so on to come and give two weeks, we need you, your country needs you, we need everybody to come at this time.”
PM Mitchell also said that he has been satisfied with the vaccination and testing schedules that are being executed across the island. The programmes were also appreciated by various stakeholders, that includes businesses and public transport owners, who assured that the population should follow the different health protocols to slow down the effect of the COVID-19 virus.
Being confident, PM Mitchell said, “we have passed through many storms before, this is another, this is probably the biggest storm because no country has ever deal with a virus, a pandemic of the entire society, which is what all countries in the world are facing”.
Meanwhile, new changes have been made to the Public Health COVID-19 Restrictions on Religious Institutions Order in which the government had ordered that funeral services would reduce the exposure of the clergymen, funeral directors, and their agents and the family of the deceased.
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