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TTC Special. Coronavirus: Anguilla on the way out

TTC Special. TTC Special. Coronavirus: Anguilla on the way out

Anguilla has 33 beaches, considered by the best travel magazines in the world as the most beautiful in the world. Photo: Blue Orange Studio/123rf

By Frank Martin

TTC Service.- What does the island of Anguilla have that no other islands in the Caribbean?

Nothing less than seems to have found the way out of the global pandemic of Covid-19.

That British overseas territory located in the Antilles announced just days ago that at the time of making its information there were no suspected cases or evidence of transmission of the new coronavirus within the island.

The Caribbean island has 33 beaches, considered by the best travel magazines in the world as the most beautiful in the world.

And now is also making history.

The Anguilla Ministry of Health and Social Development reported that the three confirmed cases in its territory recovered and at that time more than 28 days had passed since the last confirmed case.

Congratulations have come from around the world to that little tourist gem of 15,090 inhabitants and an area of 91 square kilometers.

“We must remain firm in our efforts to prevent this virus from establishing a foothold in our community,” stressed the local government.

The Ministry of Health also called on residents to continue complying with hygiene practices and social distancing measures.

An official promise on the spot, whose capital is The Valley is that if the current epidemiological situation prevails, it will lessen current restrictions on people’s movements and on mass gatherings.

The same ministry disclosed that it will continue to provide timely and accurate information as the situation continues to evolve.

It is one of the 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories under the supervision of the United Nations Decolonization Committee, in order to eliminate colonialism.

It is an archipelago headed by the island of Anguilla and some nearby islets and has maritime borders with the island of San Martín to the southeast. To the west are the British Virgin Islands.

Coronavirus is a comprehensive danger.

As is known, the new coronavirus that first emerged in central China’s Hubei province has already spread to all continents except Antarctica.

As for other regions of the world, the prognosis for the pandemic is not good.

Analysis indicates that the disease will have a high cost on the islands.

However, the Caribbean is used to being prepared for events like hurricanes and knows the secrets of resistance and recovery.

Hurricane season is an expected annual load between June 1 and November 30.

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