Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has tested positive for COVID-19, his office has announced.
Gonsalves tested positive for the viral illness on Thursday and will quarantine until Monday, June 20, the Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement.
“As a consequence, he will not be able to leave on Sunday June 19, 2022 to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda.
“The Hon. Prime Minister has no adverse health reaction, and is working at home,” the release said.
Gonsalves, 75, is vaccinated against COVID-19 and has said that he had taken five COVID-19 jabs.
In January, eight government legislators tested positive for COVID-19, causing Parliament to suspend the debate on the EC$1.3 billion budget.
The budget was passed after Gonsalves replaced a senator who had tested positive and reappointed him after the debate and his recovery.