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