Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has warned citizens against discrimination of those who have contracted the deadly Covid-19 Pandemic on island.
He was speaking on Kairi’s Heng Programme last week.
At present Dominica’s confirmed cases remain at 16, with 8 patients recovered and discharged and 8 active cases who are said to be in stable condition.
“There is no need for us to treat these people differently, it is wrong from all angles to do that,” Skerrit stated. “And I do not want people to treat communities in a different way, and I do not want our citizens to treat who contracted the virus differently.”
He continued, “When these people come back to their villages and communities they must be hailed, they must be welcomed and let them understand that we maintain empathy towards them throughout their own ordeal.”
The Prime Minister added, “Because the fact is we never know when is our turn in this thing.”
He made it clear that these people are not less of human-beings, “They are human-beings just like you and me and it is important for us to understand this.”
Meantime, he revealed that the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment will make an assessment of the suspension liquor licenses this week.
The suspension of the liquor licenses forms part of the curfew order.
“The Ministry of Health will assess things and where they need to make changes, they will make changes, for example, we had a long discussion on the liquor license suspension,” he stated.
Skerrit said following the assessment, ” if we have to reinstate the liquor licenses then we shall do that.”