Grenada’s prime minister frontline vaccination efforts

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Prime Minister Keith Mitchell received his second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, 23 April (Now Grenada)

By Caribbean News Global contributor

ST GEORGES, Grenada – Prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, has been active in his constituency this week, encouraging workers employed with the de-bushing programme to get vaccinated and adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, reports Gov.gd.

“In a series of visits to teams in various parts of St George North West, Dr Mitchell spoke to workers about the benefits of being vaccinated, encouraging them to see the value in protecting their lives and that of loved ones, underscored the need for continued adherence to the protocols to curb the spread of the virus.”

“The COVID-19 situation has improved significantly over the past few weeks and I can’t stress enough the importance of ensuring that the numbers keep declining. We have experienced a significant loss of life and many workers have been put on the breadline, therefore, in addition to the measures being taken by Government, we must accept our individual responsibility to help the situation improve further,” Dr Mitchell added.

“I am able to recommend vaccination to you because I have done myself. I want to see us all protected. I grasped the first opportunity to be fully vaccinated, my mom who will soon be 99-years old, is also fully vaccinated. The experts have told us and the statistics prove it, vaccination helps, it reduces the risk of serious disease, hospitalisation and death. It is our best option for protection against COVID-19,” he emphasized.

The government of Grenada de-bushing programme “resumed this week after being put on hold for several weeks due to the spike in COVID,” said the government communication portal.

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Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell engaged in discussion with various groups of workers employed in the Government’s de-bushing programme.

Meanwhile, the ministry of finance, through the COVID-19 Economic Support Secretariat (CESS) announced Wednesday, October 20, as the deadline for receipt of applications for the month of September under the various components of the Stimulus package.

All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. The deadline pertains to the following components:

  • Temporary Unemployment Benefit Assistance;
  • Income Support;
  • Payroll Support;
  • Small Business Grant.

The public is advised that the deadline for submission of monthly applications is the 20th of each month. Applicants can continue to make their monthly applications for the period October to December 2021. 

CESS further advised that “this deadline is for receipt of applications to the programme only and that payments will continue to all eligible beneficiaries for the period for which applications have been lodged.”

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