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SVG adds travellers from Italy to Covid-19 Quarantine List

SVG adds travellers from Italy to Covid-19 Quarantine List


Travellers to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) from Italy have been added to the list of areas from which travellers will be quarantined for Covid-19.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) in a release issued Friday, February 28 said that as of February 27, persons coming from all regions of Italy will be quarantined for 14 days. This is in addition to the previously stated countries, China, Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea, from which travellers will be similarly quarantined.
Seventeen persons in SVG have completed their quarantine period for Covid-19, including three persons who tested negative for COVID-19 after two of them were noted to have low grade fevers. Three persons remain quarantined, having travelled from Japan and Italy, the release from the Ministry said.
During the period February 7 to 27, 2020, a total of 20 persons were quarantined in SVG.
The ministry also advises that as at February 28, there have been no reported cases of Covid-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean region.
The Ministry again advised the public to continue to take the following steps to avoid the spread of respiratory illnesses:

1. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
2. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze;
3. Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow if you do not have a tissue;
4. Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms
5. Do not go to school of work when you have the flu.

[UPDATED Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:41 pm to reflect that ALL travellers from Italy will be quarantined.]