The Vincentian entertainment industry may soon get the boost it needs in order to stem the continuing losses wrought upon local promoters and producers due to the government’s current COVID-19 management protocols.
According to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache, “by the end of the week the details should be available” especially since the approval process for the new protocols are “pretty advanced.”
Asbert News Network was reliably informed that patrons attending “all sporting, party [or other] events [and the producers of such who are] seeking approval must [be] fully vaccinated only or at least have had their first dose at least 2 weeks ahead of the activity.”
Meanwhile Emerald Sounds’ DJCJ believes that the potential new rules “can work, but I’m scared there would be people who would try to ‘beat the system’. They would make it bad for others and some of the police we would have to use are not vaccinated either… so how can they enforce it?”
So his team has opted “for now, [to] see how events go before we try to do any events. But Emerald Sounds have already gotten booked for 2 birthday parties and the RE- Pump anniversary.”
In a recent media briefing Dr. Godwin Friday, Leader of the Vincentian Parliamentary Opposition, noted that SVG currently boasts the dubious title of leading the Eastern Caribbean with the highest number of active COVID-19 cases to date.
According to the Health Ministry’s latest COVID-19 report, as published on its Facebook page on Tuesday June 15, a total of 52, 474 tests were conducted to date of which 240 cases are currently active.
Some 23, 087 vaccines were administered and 12 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded while 1920 persons recovered from their bout with the disease.