St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Thursday, recorded a new COVID-19 case, the first case since Sept. 17.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said that the case is a U.S. national who arrived in SVG from Florida one day earlier with a negative PCR result, and tested positive on entry screening.

The adult, who went into quarantine after arrival, will continue in isolation until cleared by two negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test results.

NEMO said of the passengers who arrived on American Airlines 945 on Saturday, Oct. 10 were cleared by negative day 5 PCR tests.

SVG has now recorded 65 COVID-19 cases, 64 of which have recovered.

There is now one active COVID-19 case in the country.

“This new case from the USA, a country categorised as high risk, emphasizes the great importance of strictly enforcing all of the protocols, including the requirement of arriving with a valid negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result, testing on arrival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, mandatory quarantine in a quarantine/transition hotel and testing on day 4 or 5 of quarantine,” NEMO said.

“These protocols are designed to protect all Vincentians and to allow for relatively unrestrained daily activities. As many countries in the world are recording increase COVID-19 activity, these protocols must be maintained and adhered to.”

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