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Returned seafarer’s death not due to Covid-19


The death of Dominic Moses, a seafarer who was repatriated to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on May 26, is not as a result of COVID-19.

The Health Services Sub-committee of the National Emergency Committee issued a release on Tuesday, June 9, stating that the 37-year-old had died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital earlier that day.

He was one of 358 Vincentian sailors who disembarked the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) vessel on May 30 after testing negative on both the rapid and first PCR COVID-19 tests.

“A second negative COVID-19 PCR test result received today (June 9) confirmed that his death was not related to COVID-19,” the release said.

SEARCHLIGHT understands that a post mortem examination carried out on Moses body yesterday, June 11 also confirmed that the cause of his death was not COVID-19.

Our source however declined to say what was the cause of death.

Moses relatives declined to comment on the death of their loved one.