COVID-19 CASES ON THE RISE

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BREAKING NEWS

OUT OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

SVG records 9 new Covid-19 cases of which 5

are local

SVG records 9 new Covid-19 cases of which 5 are localLet us do our best to stay safe as we continue to fight this scourge of the pandemic in our country. The news coming out of the Homeland is not looking good and every citizen at home, those returning and visitors must do their best to STOP the spread of this disease. If you love St. Vincent and the Grenadines I am asking you to do your best to keep the citizens safe. Thanks to the Government and all the healthcare professionals for doing their pare to slow the spread.

St Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases of which four were imported and five recorded among nationals without a recent travel history.

A release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said the four imported cases were recorded in non-national adult travellers who arrived from Brazil, the USA and the UK between December 20 and 27 with negative PCR tests. Subsequent testing during the quarantine period revealed positive PCR results. These travellers remain isolated until cleared by two negative results.

“An additional five adult nationals without a recent travel history have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 12. One case is linked to the  December 28, 2020 cluster. The remainder continues to be investigated. Contact tracing, linking and testing related to these new cases are ongoing,” the release from NEMO said.

“Increased testing of persons with flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, fever and cough continues at district health centres throughout the country. All patients seen at all health care facilities must wear facial coverings and will be screened for  COVID-19. Additionally, general COVID-19 screening of various categories of workers will be undertaken by health care workers.

“The public is strongly urged to wear facial coverings, sanitize their hands regularly  and maintain physical distancing when possible.”

St Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded 133  cases of COVID-19. One hundred persons have recovered and 33 remain active. All positive cases will continue to be isolated until cleared by two negative tests.

 

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