As St Kitts and Nevis is battling the fourth wave of COVID-19, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris advised that people should deal with the COVID-19 pandemic smartly. He said that New Year brings new expectations and celebration; the deadly virus is still circulating in our environment.
Dr Harris, a Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher Seven, while speaking at the Ebenezer (Estridge) Moravian Church in Mansion on January 2, 2022, noted,” With entering in the New Year, challenges are also increased especially a significant challenge of COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our lives. So, we have to counter these challenges and ensure that our country will be even more prosperous in 2022 than it was in 2021″.
While presenting concern over the surge of a pandemic, PM Harriss asserted,” If we see that data in the country like USA, Europe, United Kingdom, COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them a lot, and it is still circulating in our environment. And so, we have to be smart in dealing with it. We can’t show over smartness, as a pandemic is outsmarting us”.
Prime Minister further reminded the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country and said that 150 news cases of the pandemic were reported on January 1, 2022, noting that it was the highest toll so far.
While encouraging people to get vaccinated, Harris urged,” despite the very high vaccination rate, but still, it is not over, it will not be over for some time yet. One who is vaccinated asked the other to get immunized who is in your known and not vaccinated. Moreover, people with both doses take their booster shots”.
Besides this, he added that we want our children to be in school this year as several kinds of research shows that the most effective form of instruction is still in-classroom learning.
” We want this year brings more jobs for our young people, and individuals can get back in the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Moreover, we are vaccinated our teachers, students and can bring a safe environment in schools”, the prime minister underscored.
By thanking people, he asserted,” I am thankful to you, May God bless us, may our church continue to be strong, May our country prosperous even more in the new year”.
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