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SVG records five new Covid-19 cases from the USA and Canada

SVG records five new Covid-19 cases from the USA and Canada

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St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded five new COVID-19 cases between  Wednesday October 21 and Thursday October 22, 2020. All five cases are  travelers who arrived from the USA and Canada.

A release from the chief medical officer Dr Simone Keizer-Beache, Chair of the Health Services Committee of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said four of the new cases arrived from the USA with negative PCR results and tested  positive on day 4/5 tests between Wednesday October 21 and Thursday October 22.  The fifth case arrived on Thursday October 22 on Air Canada with a negative  PCR result (6 days old on arrival) and tested positive.

“All of these new cases are in isolation and their contacts are being informed and checked for possible exposure as deemed appropriate. They will all remain in  isolation until cleared by two negative PCR test results,” the release said.

St Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of 73 COVID-19 cases, 64 of which have recovered. There are now nine active COVID-19 cases, all imported from countries categorized as “High Risk”.

“The Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency  Committee / Coronavirus Taskforce again stresses the need for continued strict  compliance with all of the protocols currently in place. Together, let’s keep St Vincent and the Grenadines safe,” the release said.

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