The Government of Montserrat continues to remove and amend COVID-19 suppression restrictions, as the phased reopening of the economy continues. As of Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 5:00a.m. the maximum number of persons allowed to gather in a public place will increase from 10 to 50. This is outlined in the ‘Public Health (COVID-19 Suppression) (No.4) Order, S.R.O. 44
World leaders have pledged US$ 8.8 billion for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, far exceeding the target of US$ 7.4 billion. The funding will help immunise 300 million more children in the world’s poorest countries against diseases like measles, polio and diphtheria by the end of 2025.
This year is an exceptional year for the government and people of Montserrat as we continue to manage the COVID19, while at the same time ensuring that the necessary plans are in place to prepare for what forecasters have predicted as an above normal 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season; as of May 21 there is a 60% chance of above normal
Of course, we want you to return to work, we want to allow you to exercise at free-will and we would want you to eat from your favourite restaurants. I am therefore pleased to report that Cabinet having assessed the activities which were allowed to take place in the first phase of the reopening (13 days ago,) and having viewed
The Ministry of Health and Social Services is today announcing that there are no active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Montserrat; as the lone remaining active case of COVID-19 which was previously reported in the Ministry’s last update, has now made a full recovery.
To assist with this monitoring, we are indeed thankful that the testing machine from the United Kingdom has now arrived on island and will provide the country with the ability to undertake a more vigorous testing regime which would allow for greater detection, tracking and tracing of the disease.
Throughout this month, we are celebrating all Ministry of Health and Social Services staff, recognizing them, thanking them, for the vital part they play in contributing to Montserrat.
May is a significant month for the Health sector as it is during this month that nurses are celebrated internationally for their contributions to health care. The Ministry of Health will however extend the recognition and celebration to all health care providers and social services staff this month.
The Ministry of Health and Social Services is today announcing the recovery of two more patients from the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and no new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
As a government we are committed to ensuring that COVID-19 medical care is available for all persons when needed, and as such no medical personnel should be placed in any compromising position of having to decide which patient is put on a ventilator and which stays lingering. The ministry is therefore increasing the number of ventilators available to the medical