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Thirty new Covid-19 cases confirmed in SVG

Thirty new Covid-19 cases confirmed in SVG

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, January 22 confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases,  29 of which are nationals detected during contact tracing, testing  at flu clinics and targeted screening, the National Emergency Management Organization said in a release.

One import related case in a non-national was reported.

There are now 579 local cases of COVID-19, the  majority of whom are linked to various clusters. 

One hundred and thirty-four  persons have recovered, 584 cases remain active and two persons with COVID-19 have died. A  total of 720 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in  St Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020. All positive cases will remain  isolated until cleared. All close contacts of positive cases, must remain in their place  of quarantine until receipt of their results. 

“The public is asked to comply with the mass gatherings protocol which restricts all  indoor mass gatherings, including funerals and house parties, to 10 persons,  and outdoor mass gatherings to 20 persons. Outdoor gatherings include  open air crusades, limes, outdoor fetes, gatherings around open bars (e.g., Heritage  Square), gatherings with direct access to the courtyard or large yard or a large pool  area, catamaran cruises, beach and river picnics. 

“All residents of and visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are reminded of the  importance of consistently wearing facial coverings to protect them from being  infected with the virus which causes COVID-19. Hand hygiene and physical  distancing are also basic measures of infection prevention and control,” the release said.