A volcano in the Caribbean island country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines erupted on the 9th, and the ash column washed up to an altitude of 10,000 meters.
Overseas Network, April 11th – On the 9th, local time, a volcano in the Caribbean island country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines erupted, covering the island and tens of thousands of people fled.
The island’s prime minister declared that only people who have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus can board the cruise ship to evacuate.
According to Russia Today, the column of ash ejected at the eruption of the volcano was 10 kilometers long, and about 16,000 people lived in the nearby “red area”. From a few hours before the eruption, the local government began to evacuate the local residents.
The report quoted CBS in the United States as saying that the media host said that only people who have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus can be evacuated.
The news raised doubts, but was later confirmed by Ralph Gonzavis, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. At a press conference, he declared that only those who were vaccinated could board cruise ships and be evacuated to nearby islands.
Gonzalves said that neighboring Saint Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and Antigua will accept evacuees, provided that they have been vaccinated.
The report said that despite the ban imposed by Gonzavis, the two cruise ships did not prohibit unvaccinated people from boarding the ship. Royal Caribbean Cruises said that “all precautions will be taken to protect the health and safety of its crew and passengers”.
The governments of the above-mentioned island countries have not issued any official statements clarifying whether they will accept unvaccinated evacuees.
It is reported that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines received the first vaccine two days before the volcanic eruption. According to the World Health Organization, the country reported 1,789 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths during the pandemic.