St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday confirmed one new COVID-19 case, with a positive result for a person who arrived in the country on July 27 from the US Virgin Islands.
The visitor has been isolated since the receipt of their preliminary positive results, and is doing well with no symptoms typical of coronavirus, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said in a press release.
Meanwhile, NEMO said that all 104 Air Canada 980 passengers who arrived from Toronto on Thursday, July 30, have been released from mandatory quarantine, having all arrived with negative PCR tests or being found to be negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on entry screening.
Further, 103 passengers arrived Saturday, from Miami on AA 945.
All passengers were placed on mandatory five-day quarantine.
One COVID-19 case recovered as indicated by two negative results of RT-PCR tests.
SVG has now recorded 55 COVID-19 cases, of which 45 have recovered.
There are now 10 active COVID-19 cases.
“The public is asked to note that the CARICOM Bubble as initially considered, ‘no test and no quarantine’ was not implemented today Aug. 1, 2020. Rather, travellers from countries in the CARICOM Bubble (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, BVI, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago) will either have a PCR done on arrival or be allowed to enter with a 7-day-old PCR test instead of a five-day-old one,” NEMO said.
“The public is reminded that the recommendations for the conduct of mass gatherings, with or without amplified music, have been continued until Aug. 31, 2020.
“The safe use of facial coverings when in the public is strongly recommended.
The health of Vincentians is a shared responsibility. This was forcefully demonstrated by the recent successful collaboration between the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force and the Health Services Subcommittee – ‘Health Security is National Security’,” NEMO siad.