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St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Tuesday, confirmed 35 new COVID-19 cases.

“All of the cases were detected during contact tracing and testing at flu clinics,” the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said in its daily press release.

There are now 657 local cases of COVID-19, the majority of whom are linked to various clusters, NEMO said.

Twelve persons have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 165, and 631 cases remain active.

Two persons with COVID-19 have died.

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Since March 2020, SVG has recorded 798 cases of COVID-19.

“All positive cases will remain isolated until cleared. All close contacts of positive cases should contact the flu clinic in their district to arrange testing. These close or primary contacts must remain in their place of quarantine until receipt of their results.

“All residents of and visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are reminded of the importance of consistently wearing facial coverings to protect themselves from being infected with the virus which causes COVID-19,” NEMO said.

3 replies on “35 new COVID cases bring total to 798”

  1. I would hate to be a head of state right now. There is no leader on earth today that is not getting crucified by their citizens. People are rioting because of the lock-downs and many in SVG are begging to be locked-down so that the economy can fail. then, afterwards, they will crucify our leader for that too, when vast sums have to be borrowed and taxes have to skyrocket. THE ROTHSCHILD CONTROLLED BANKS ARE IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW!
    It is totally amazing how many idiots we have in the world, that are begging for debt slavery and high taxes!

    “Please Mr Prime Minister, lock us down so that we can get poorer. We are afraid of a virus that the news has told us MILLIONS are dying, even though 99.8% of those few that do get it make a full recovery.” Take our liberty away to make us safe as sheep…Baaa, baaa!” “Then we will also blame you for the consequences afterwards.”


    The thing about death and dying, no one knows when their time will come.

    We continue to prepare for transition to the great beyond and life thereafter. What is scary is the fact that our nation is experiencing a health crisis that is unprecedented.

    Daily doses of criticism of a government/ of any government without offering workable solutions are NOT helping.

    True, one has the ability to complain and it is through this ‘process of complaints’ that others should generally become aware of what is the ‘burning issue’.

    So my complaint is that I am not hearing more workable solutions to this vexing matter – an escalation of COVID 19 cases!

    I am sure that the authorities and people generally are doing their best and they MUST be congratulated otherwise, many more persons would have died or would have contracted this disease by now.

    However, we ought to continue to “borrow” some ideas from other countries – a sort of best practices of what they are doing or have done.

    Where countries, especially those of our Caribbean neighbours, that appear to have stabilised their growth of “clustering” or transmission of this deadly disease, we can ‘copy and paste’ such practices.

    How about a phased lock down/curfew/call it what-you-may? What about a two weeks restriction within some sectors? Essential services still to be made available and together let us see if we can beat this “mother of all diseases”. At least, try. Make an effort at keeping the “camp” free of this modern day form of leprosy.

    Co-operation, co-operation, co-operation in the interest of all. Enforcement of protocols is especially important.

    Daily press releases is good but I will like to see the faces of persons in charge of this process – those who collectively manage COVID 19. Nothing wrong with inviting Zoom interaction at daily news briefings. So I am calling on NEMO/Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Community Development Division to tell this nation in lay man terms what they have done, are doing and intend to do about our fight against this deadly disease.

    People are scared. They want to understand what they are dealing with and to be given the assurances that others with the ‘know how’ care enough to help them understand what is happening to them. Hold their hands, walk them through.

    Vincentians! WE are a special people who inherit this land, live on this land and have the ability to change our lives one day at a time.

    I urge us to think about a government that will endeavour to promote the existence of our peoples on the fundamental belief in the Supremacy of God as enshrined in our constitution, which is the Supreme law. I urge us to think and be more rational about the principles of true democracy, justice, peace and equity. WE are one people. The poor man, the rich man, those who do not have much and those who have much, the shades of colour of our eyes may differ, the power that reside in our collective voices, our ability to effect change as we speak with one voice – are embedded in US and this and more are what makes us Vincentians. WE live everywhere and have the ability to survive. None of us are supposed to remain in a state of ignorance. Remember, we have a voice. Even when a knee is placed unceremoniously on our necks, we can speak (bawl out – tek yuh knee off me neck). We can become better at what we do for ourselves and one another. WE MUST CONTINUE TO CARE FOR EACH OTHER.

    … and we have come this far or should have come this far to understand that WE [all of us people] are fundamental to the promotion of our continual economic growth and and our own development (spiritual, physical, social, emotional and so on).

    God bless our homeland and give us peace and help us to survive.

    Dr. Doris D Charles

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