St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Monday, mandated a 14-day quarantine for persons arriving from the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache made the announcement on WE FM on Sunday.
She noted that the country has only one confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19.
“And we want to use this time to ensure that we keep this figure as low, as close as possible [to] one. We know that a lot of persons have been coming home and we’re also aware that you know, the likelihood of another imported case still remains, even as we are decreasing — flights into St. Vincent have decreased because of decisions made outside of St. Vincent, but also because of steps we are taking in terms of increasing quarantine requirements.
So that as of Monday, tomorrow at 6 o’clock, everybody coming in from the UK, US and the EU will be required to go under a mandatory 14 days of quarantine even as we say that we have already been advising persons to go under quarantine as we encounter them at the airport,” Keizer-Beache said.
She said that health officials visit persons who are in mandatory quarantine.
“When we determine that the person is, probably less than compliant, we will do the court orders and we would ask for the assistance of the police,” she said.