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CARPHA Covid-19 Global Impact

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The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Monday said that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has emerged as one of the most serious global public health challenges in recent times.
“The pandemic has demonstrated how health is connected with other critical issues, such as reducing inequality, human rights, gender equality, social protection and economic growth,” CARPHA said in a message to mark World Aids Day on Tuesday.
CARPHA said that threatened livelihoods, disruption in supply chains, changes in health care delivery which affected access to health care are but some of the challenges that people living with HIV (PLHIV) face in 2020 due to the pandemic.
CARPHA said that in a systematic review summarising 25 studies on COVID-19 patients, 252 living with HIV, two-thirds, or 66.5 per cent had mild to moderate symptoms.  Among patients who died, the majority – 90.5 per cent – were over 50 years old and 64.3 per cent had multimorbidity.
The region’s premier health organisation, said that the Caribbean region has made significant progress in reducing AIDS related deaths.

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Anguilla will receive a batch of the COVID-19 vaccine in January.

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This following the United Kingdom’s commitment to incorporate Anguilla and the other overseas territories into the procurement for mainland UK.

A release from the Ministry of Health advises that the vaccines could be on island as soon as January 19.

“Although Anguilla has had only six COVID-19 cases and no deaths thus far, as we welcome visitors from global destinations including those where the virus is prevalent, it means that Anguilla continues to be highly vulnerable,” said Parliamentary Secretary, Quincia Gumbs-Marie.

“However, with the testing protocols we have in place, our enhanced public health facilities, and now the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine in January, we are confident in our ability to successfully and efficiently manage, treat and contain any incidence of the virus that may occur.”

In Anguilla’s current Phase Two reopening, which started on November 1, visitors to the island, including those on short stays of one to two weeks, can experience a wide range of certified and approved resorts, attractions, tours and excursions.

All visitors are welcomed in Phase Two, provided that they meet the pre-entry approval requirements.

Visitors planning to travel to Anguilla must visit the Anguilla Tourist Board website and complete and submit the Travel Authorization Form; a dedicated concierge will guide each applicant through the process.

A negative test result obtained three to five days prior to arrival is required, along with health insurance that covers travelers internationally, including COVID-related treatment, and all visitors will be given a PCR test on arrival.

Guests are required to remain in their rooms at their host property until they receive the result of the test administered on arrival, which is usually within 24 hours.

With a negative test result, guests are then free to make their reservations and embark on the approved excursions and activities.

Longer staying guests, of 14 days and more, are required to take a second PCR test on Day 15 of their visit (as the first day of the stay in place requirement is the day after their arrival).

If the test result is negative, they are then free to rent a vehicle and roam around the island on their own.

Anguilla currently has the lowest Travel Health Notice from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at Level 1: Low Level of COVID-19.

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CARPHA Covid-19 Global Impact

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The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Monday said that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has emerged as one of the most serious global public health challenges in recent times.
“The pandemic has demonstrated how health is connected with other critical issues, such as reducing inequality, human rights, gender equality, social protection and economic growth,” CARPHA said in a message to mark World Aids Day on Tuesday.
CARPHA said that threatened livelihoods, disruption in supply chains, changes in health care delivery which affected access to health care are but some of the challenges that people living with HIV (PLHIV) face in 2020 due to the pandemic.
CARPHA said that in a systematic review summarising 25 studies on COVID-19 patients, 252 living with HIV, two-thirds, or 66.5 per cent had mild to moderate symptoms.  Among patients who died, the majority – 90.5 per cent – were over 50 years old and 64.3 per cent had multimorbidity.
The region’s premier health organisation, said that the Caribbean region has made significant progress in reducing AIDS related deaths.

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