SVG records new Covid-19 case from Florida, USA
St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded a new COVID-19 case today, Thursday, October 15, the first positive case to be recorded in 34 days.
A release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said the new case is a national of the United States who arrived in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday October 14, 2020, from Florida with a negative PCR result, and tested positive on entry screening.
“The adult, who went into quarantine after arrival, will continue in isolation until cleared by two negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test results,” the release said.
According to the release, all of the passengers who arrived on American Airlines 945 on Saturday October 10, 2020, were cleared by negative day 5 PCR tests.
St Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of 65 COVID-19 cases, 64 of which have recovered. There is now one active COVID-19 case.
“This new case from the USA, a country categorized as High Risk, emphasizes the great importance of strictly enforcing all of the protocols, including the requirement of arriving with a valid negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result, testing on arrival in St Vincent and the Grenadines, mandatory quarantine in a quarantine/transition hotel and testing on day 4 or 5 of quarantine. These protocols are designed to protect all Vincentians and to allow for relatively unrestrained daily activities. As many countries in the world are recording increase COVID-19 activity, these protocols must be maintained and adhered to,” the release said.