St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), on Thursday, confirmed two new COVID-19 cases.
Both cases arrived on American Airlines (AA) 945 flight on Saturday July 25, 2020 and have been isolated since the receipt of their preliminary positive results.
“Both are doing well and have no symptoms typical of coronavirus,” the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said in a press release.
The positive tests have been recorded although all passengers were required to have a negative PCR test to be allowed to travel to SVG.
All of the other 93 AA 945 passengers who arrived from Miami on Saturday have been released from mandatory hotel quarantine, having tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on day five of quarantine.
They will continue in-home self-quarantine for nine more days, unless otherwise advised.
Meanwhile, NEMO said the Vincentian who arrived on AA 945 on July 18 and had a preliminary positive on day five of quarantine, was determined not to be an active case of COVID-19.
That person has been released from isolation.
The Air Canada 980 Vincentian passenger, who arrived on July 23 and was classified as a preliminary positive, remains under investigation.
Five COVID-19 cases recovered as indicated by two negative results of RT-PCR tests.
SVG has now recorded a total of 54 COVID-19 cases, of which 44 have recovered.
There are now 10 active COVID-19 cases.
“The public is urged to work with the health and security services to keep St. Vincent and the Grenadines healthy. This can be achieved, once everyone adheres to all quarantine and isolation orders,” NEMO said.