Unvaccinated fans will be allowed to attend the third Test between West Indies and England after Grenada’s government announced the scrapping of its “vaccine differentiation policy.”
Minister of Health, Nicholas Steele said the decision was based on low risk currently associated with COVID-19 in the country, the latest numbers indicating Grenada boasting only 60 active cases of the deadly virus.
Overall, Grenada has recorded nearly 14,000 cases since the start of the pandemic and 217 deaths.
“Right now, the risk is low and as such, we adjust accordingly. This is in fact a victory for the people of Grenada as it is their behavior and adherence to protocols that have helped to keep the COVID-19 risk at relatively low level,” Steele said, adding that “just as we celebrate this victory, we hope to celebrate a West Indies win in Grenada.”
The final Test will be from March 24-28 at the National Stadium in the capital St. George.
This marks the first time since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 that unvaccinated fans will be allowed entry to a Cricket West Indies event in the region.
The opening Test in Antigua recently and the second Test in Barbados were both for vaccinated fans only.
The Barbados authorities had initially set an 80 percent capacity for Kensington Oval for the second Test but last week raised that to full capacity for fully vaccinated fans.