AGHS graduation ceremony reportedly interrupted by Ministry of Health officials amidst concerns over size of the gathering

The Antigua Girls High School graduation was interrupted this morning, June 28, when Ministry of Health personnel reportedly halted the ceremony because of the number of people in the building.

A parent tells REAL News that the Health officials were concerned that the audience inside the Spring Gardens Moravian Church was too large, sparking fears of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

He claimed the proceedings were held up for about 15 minutes while the matter was sorted out with the school’s management and the graduation exercises were allowed to continue.

While it is not yet known how many people were in the church, another parent says the audience had been limited by the school, with the graduating students allowed only three guests.