The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially disclosed that Anguilla is free from COVID-19. There are “no cases” of coronavirus after regular observation, according to WHO. On June 16, Anguilla’s Ministry Of Health reported that Anguilla’s classification was changed from “sporadic cases” to “no cases”. WHO confirmed this change on June 18, 2020.
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This is an important milestone and a major achievement for Anguilla,” said the Anguilla Tourist Board in a statement. “The Ministry of Health and the Government of Anguilla expressed their sincere appreciation and congratulations to the people of Anguilla for this remarkable achievement and appealed for their continued cooperation moving forward.”
The borders of the island will remain closed to commercial international tourism till June 30. While the government is easing the restrictions by reopening the borders, officials are requesting the community to continue to follow the safety norms that have been put in place.
Some of the safety norms involve the following:
- Staying home if not well,
- Hand and respiratory hygiene
- Maintaining a physical distance of at least three feet from other people, especially from those who have respiratory symptoms such as coughing and sneezing
The statement shows that these practices have now become a part of our daily life. This is the “new normal” which everyone needs to follow in the future.
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