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Fourteen new Covid-19 cases confirmed in SVG

Fourteen new Covid-19 cases confirmed in SVG

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St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases from samples collected between February 3 and 7.

One case is a national who  traveled from Canada and was detected on entry. The other cases were detected  during contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms. There are now 1133 local cases of COVID-19.  

Six persons have been cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to 415. Eight hundred and sixty-four  cases remain active and four persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, two hundred and  eighty-three  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 currently in quarantine, should contact the flu  clinic in their district to arrange testing for clearance.  

The public is advised that the use of masks in public or private spaces to which the  public has access is now mandatory under the Public Health Act 2020. Public  transportation vehicles may only transport one half of the persons the vehicle is  licensed to carry. These measures are aimed at reducing the potential for any increase  in the incidence of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.