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No active COVID-19 cases in SVG

No active COVID-19 cases in SVG

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There are currently no known active cases of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines, following the recovery of the last two cases.

A release from the National Emergency Management Organisation said the recoveries were indicated via negative results of RT-PCR tests conducted locally at the Molecular PCR Laboratory Unit of the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment.

The release also said that the negative results were confirmed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Public Health Laboratory in Trinidad today, June 25.

“The two second negative results required to clear the positive cases were among a batch for 23 samples, 18 of which belonged to the Vincentians repatriated from Cuba on Monday June 22. All of the samples were negative and were processed at our local PCR lab and also sent to CARPHA, where the results were confirmed,” the release said.

To date, this country has recorded 29 cases of COVID-19, all of which have now recovered.

“The public is reminded of the importance of maintaining the public health measures currently in place which include appropriate mask use, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing of at least 3-6 feet in public spaces and strict adherence to quarantine and isolation. These measures are vital and are proven to slow the spread of COVID-19,” NEMO’s release said.

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