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

Both cases arrived on Caribbean Airlines flight BW200 on Thursday.

One person travelled from the United Kingdom, transiting through Barbados. The other person also transited through Barbados, but from Canada.

Both persons arrived in SVG negative SASR-CoV-2 PCR test results.

The adults will remain in isolation until cleared by two negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test results, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said in a press statement.

“All of the close contacts on the flight to St. Vincent are being informed and will continue in quarantine,” NEMO said.  

SVG has now recorded 67 COVID-19 cases, 64 of which have recovered. There are now three active COVID-19 cases.

“The USA, Canada and Europe are all reporting new spikes in the number of new COVID-19 cases. Neighbouring islands are also reporting disturbing changes in the nature of the spread of COVID-19,” NEMO said.

“These increases in the incidence of cases increase the risk of travellers arriving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. “In view of this increased risk, the Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Committee/Coronavirus Taskforce will continue to closely monitor these situations and will recommend changes to the existing protocols as necessary.”

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