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St. Vincent Volcano: Only those vaccinated for COVID-19 can evacuate - PM
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St. Vincent Volcano: Only those vaccinated for COVID-19 can evacuate - PM

The decision does not appear to be the prime minister's, but rather was made by the neighboring island nations of Barbados, Grenada, Antigua and St. Lucia.

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Only those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to safely evacuate from St. Vincent after the Caribbean island nation's La Soufriere volcano erupted on Friday, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said in a press conference Saturday.

Giving a press conference with his face visibly welling up with tears, the Vincentian prime minister explained that cruise ships had volunteered to transport the island's residents to nearby Caribbean islands for shelter, but only vaccinated people would be allowed to board.