St. Vincent and the Grenadines today, Monday, confirmed one new COVID-19 case.

The new case is a Vincentian who arrived in SVG on Sept. 5 from Jamaica.

“The inflight contacts of this person are in the process of being informed of their exposure,” National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said in a press release.

SVG has now recorded 62 COVID-19 cases, 58 of which have recovered.

There are now four active COVID-19 cases in the country and there have been no COVID-19-related deaths.

NEMO said that due to the rapidly increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in some CARICOM member states, the “Protocol for the Entry of Travelers” into SVG was today revised to place the British Virgin Islands, Surinam, Guyana and Belize into the high risk category.

“Travelers from these countries will have to quarantine in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE-approved hotel for five days at their cost,” NEMO said.  

‘The public is reminded of the importance of ensuring that all persons arriving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines comply fully with the quarantine protocols in place. These are designed to protect everybody including family and friends from COVID-19. Let us all keep SVG safe and healthy,” a press statement added.