St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) today (Tuesday) recorded two new COVID-19 cases, following the receipt of 83 PCR results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).
The new positive cases are both RCCL crewmembers who arrived in the country on Monday, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said in a press statement.
The Vincentian nationals will now be isolated in a government facility for 14 days.
A total of 29 COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in SVG.
Negative COVID-19 PCR results for the remaining 57 RCCL crewmembers who arrived on Monday were also received.
These Vincentians will continue mandatory quarantine for 14 days. A second COVID-19 PCR test will be conducted prior to completion of this quarantine.
“The requirement for a second PCR test before the completion of quarantine is part of the revised repatriation protocol for groups deemed to be of higher risk for being exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 VIRUS,” NEMO said.
NEMO further stated that the 19 students who arrived from Barbados on Sunday tested negative by PCR COVID-19.
The Disney Crew members who arrived on Monday are still awaiting the results of their PCR COVID tests and will continue in a government approved quarantine facility.
“The Health Services Sub-Committee of the National Emergency Committee urges all Vincentians to remain vigilant and to support all of our returning nationals in their strict compliance with quarantine and isolation,” the statement said.
NEMO added: “The public is reminded that persons are placed in quarantine for stipulated periods because of their ongoing risk of being COVID-19 positive despite having a previous negative COVID-19 result.”