No known active case of Covid-19 in SVG
There are now no known active cases of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
This was confirmed by the receipt on Thursday, September 17 of negative PCR results which completed the multi-tiered testing protocol in place in SVG, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization said.
“This process, as previously indicated, requires that preliminary positive results must trigger an aggressive intervention aimed at the rapid implementation of isolation, quarantine of contacts and additional testing,” the release said.
The Vincentian nationals who arrived from the BVI on Saturday September 5 were swabbed on September 10 and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR on Friday September 11. As per protocol, additional RT-PCR tests were conducted at the Molecular Laboratory Unit of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment and at CARPHA, and returned negative results for SARS-CoV-2.
All passengers who arrived on AA 945 from Miami on Saturday 12, 2020 were found to be negative on RT-PCR testing for SARS-C0V-2, and have been released from their transition quarantine hotels.
St Vincent and the Grenadines to date has recorded 64 COVID-19 cases, all of whom have now been classified as recovered.
The public is again reminded of our shared responsibility of ensuring that everyone adheres to all of the protocols established in St. Vincent and the Grenadines aimed at reducing the risk of the importation and subsequent transmission of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These protocols, including testing, quarantine and isolation, are vital and have been proven to reduce the introduction and slow the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.