St. Vincent and the Grenadines currently has no known active COVID-19 cases, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said Thursday evening.
This was confirmed by the receipt of negative PCR results that completed the multi-tiered testing protocol in place in SVG.
This process requires that preliminary positive results must trigger an aggressive intervention aimed at the rapid implementation of isolation, quarantine of contacts and additional testing.
The Vincentian nationals who arrived from the BVI on Sept. 5 were swabbed on Sept. 10 and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR on Sept. 11.
As per protocol, additional RT-PCR tests were conducted at the Molecular Laboratory Unit of the Ministry of Health and at CARPHA, and returned negative results for SARS-CoV-2.
All passengers who arrived on AA 945 from Miami on Sept. 12 were found to be negative on RT-PCR testing for SARS-C0V-2, and have been released from their transition quarantine hotels.
SVG to date has recorded 64 COVID-19 cases, all of whom have now been classified as recovered.
“The public is, again, reminded of our shared responsibility of ensuring that everyone adheres to all of the protocols established in St. Vincent and the Grenadines aimed at reducing the risk of the importation and subsequent transmission of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” NEMO said.
“These protocols, including testing, quarantine and isolation, are vital and have been proven to reduce the introduction and slow the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”