St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Tuesday, registered its eighth confirmed case of COVID-19.
The positive case was among four samples for which results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) were pending.
The other three were negative.
“They are all imported cases. One of the patients has already made a full recovery. Thus, there are currently seven active cases,” the ministry said in a press statement.
The patient who tested positive is a Vincentian national and has been in isolation since the sample was taken for testing.
“The patient is being monitored and all close contacts have been identified. All additional public health measures including the implementation of additional quarantine will be applied where required,” the statement said.
“The public is reminded to continue to practise the basic but highly effective public health measures of hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing and strict adherence to quarantine to keep us all safe from COVID-19. The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to keep the public informed as we manage this public health challenge together.”
We are hearing all these horror stories from around the world, such as Ecuador, Italy and other places. How are we to know what is fake news and what is real? I hope we will not find out “first hand” that the stories are real! There is so much, especially in the independent media, that tells us it is worse than we are being told and stories that say it is not as bad as we are being told. A report from the WHO said that young people are practically not effected by the virus and there are people suspecting the WHO is lying to us.
Yes, it is in one way like a war, because, as they say:
“in time of war the first casualty is THE TRUTH.
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