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St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Friday, recorded preliminary positive results for two new COVID-19 cases.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said both new cases are returning nationals who arrived in in the country on Saturday, Sept. 5 from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) with negative PCR results.

The positive results were for day 6 testing as part of the protocol for persons traveling from high-risk countries such as the BVI, NEMO said.

“These new cases from the BVI emphasize the great importance of strictly enforcing all of the protocols, including the quarantine orders and testing, that are designed to protect all Vincentians,” NEMO said.

“Over the past five (5) months we have worked very hard to contain any possible spread of COVID-19 in SVG by aggressive testing and quarantine enforcement. All persons entering SVG must comply with all of these measures if we are to avoid the rising levels of disease seen in other Caribbean countries,” a press release further stated.

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Meanwhile, all of the passengers who arrived on American Airlines 945 on Sept. 5, were cleared by negative day 5 PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2.

There was no Air Canada flight on Thursday, Sept. 10.

SVG has now recorded a total of 64 COVID-19 cases, 61 of which have recovered. There are now three active COVID-19 cases.

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