The Barbuda Council has ordered all Barbuda ports of entry to be closed as of midnight today, Friday, for 14 days.
Council secretary, Paul Nedd, said the decision was made ‘in order to secure and safeguard the Barbuda population from the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic’.
The Secretary indicated that the Council paid great attention to guidelines made by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the virus’s incubation period of one to 14 days. According to the notice sent out on Tuesday by the Council, the ban applies to all non-essential travel. Essential travel, the notice outlined, includes emergency medivac for patients, banking charter flights, cargo vessels, fuel barge and sand barge visits.