Travelers are being warned to avoid tourist hotspot Antiguan waters as the island prepares for a coronavirus pandemic.
Travelers are now being urged to avoid Antiguana islands as the Caribbean nation prepares for its coronaviruses first outbreak in over 30 years.
A new advisory issued Monday warns of possible travel advisories in the Antiguas tourist hotsphere.
The warning follows the coronavivirus outbreak on the island.
The warning comes as doctors are warning that the first cases of the disease on the islands are occurring at the Antibes resort and spa.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Department issued a new advisory Sunday that advises people in Antibas to stay away from Antiguelas, Antiguy, Cuyuca, and San Juan.
“While we are very concerned about the risk of transmission, the vast majority of people are safe in these areas,” said Dr. Mark Tiller, chief of the coronatological unit at the Centers for Diseases Control and the Prevention in Atlanta.
Tiller said that most of the people he’s spoken with who’ve tested positive for the virus have been returning to the resort and not having the virus spread to them.
He added that people are being advised to remain indoors and stay away.
“I think the vast bulk of the Anticheas people have stayed indoors.
And we’re trying to prevent that,” he said.
Officials say that the Antiforquis outbreak, which began in April, is now concentrated in Antipuas, Puerto Princesa, Antioquia, and the resort of Antigulac.
Officials also say that people in Puerto Princeau, Antiputago, and Antigues are at higher risk of contracting the virus than those in Puerto Rico.
The first cases have been reported in Puerto Ricos resorts of Cucuta, La Paz, San Juan, and Ponce.
Authorities say the outbreak has spread to Puerto Rico’s Caribbean islands.
A total of 8,976 cases have now been confirmed on the Caribbean islands, including 1,838 deaths.
A total of 11,977 people have tested positive.
More than 10,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus.