Anguilla is now officially categorized by the World Health Organization as having “no cases” of COVID- 19. As part of the World Health Organization’s continual review of the transmission classification of COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health was notified on June 16th that Anguilla’s classification was changed from “sporadic cases” to “no cases”. The change is reflected in the WHO situation report of June 18th.
This is undoubtedly an important milestone and a great achievement for Anguilla. Moreover, we have come this far because of a unified effort and the cooperation of the wider community.
However, we are at an important juncture as we gradually begin to reopen our borders and return to normalcy. We must remain steadfast in our efforts to prevent SARS-CoV-2 from ever establishing a foothold in our community by continuing to practice the range of control measures which have been in force over the last few months. This includes staying home if unwell, hand and respiratory hygiene and maintaining a physical distance of at least 3 feet from other persons, especially from those with respiratory symptoms (e.g. coughing, sneezing).
These practices are the new normal which are of even greater importance to be maintained into the foreseeable future as we must now strive to coexist with the virus.
However, today we pause to celebrate and the Ministry of Health and the Government of Anguilla hereby express sincerest congratulations and appreciation to the people of Anguilla for this remarkable achievement. We need your continued cooperation going forward.
The Ministry of Health will continue to provide timely updates through our media partners, our official Facebook page or at www.beatcovid19.ai.