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SVG confirms 5 new Covid-19 cases, 2 of which are imported

SVG confirms 5 new Covid-19 cases, 2 of which are imported

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St Vincent and the Grenadines  on Saturday confirmed five new COVID-19 cases, of which two are imported, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

The two imported cases are travelers from Canada and Nigeria who tested positive during  their 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE  approved transition hotel.

The other cases were detected during health facility entry  screening and exit screening. There are now 758 local cases of COVID-19, the majority of whom are linked as contacts of known  positives. 

Nineteen persons have recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 251. Six hundred and forty-eight cases remain active and two persons with COVID-19 have died. Nine hundred and one cases  of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March  2020. All positive cases will remain isolated until cleared. All close contacts of  positive cases should contact the flu clinic in their district to arrange testing for  clearance.  

“All residents of and visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are reminded of the  importance of consistently wearing facial coverings, practicing physical distancing  and the frequent hand washing or sanitization.

“Business establishments such as  ‘rum’ shops, supermarkets, department stores and other private sector  establishments are also reminded of the importance of enforcing these measures to  protect your staff and clients. Such measures will reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 spreading in these establishments and the subsequent negative impacts on  business,” the release from NEMO said.