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Covid 19 Pandemic

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Emergency management officials in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in emergency shelters in the hurricane season.

“There are several measures that will remain in effect to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our emergency shelters, for the 2021 hurricane season,” acting Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel said on Tuesday.

In a speech to mark the beginning of the hurricane season, Daniel noted that 54 COVID-19 cases were detected in 14 emergency shelters in the preceding six weeks.

“And we must continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols. Therefore, I want to urge that persons in the emergency shelters must continue to wear a face mask at all times. This is to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and other viruses that might be present,” he said.

“Families will stay in confined areas within a shelter as you will have been placed. Persons are encouraged to go to the shelter within their community. There are several communities without an emergency shelter and in such a case, residents will go to the nearest approved emergency shelter.”

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He urged that persons continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols, adding that this is critical amidst an increase in the number of cases over the past week.

“… we must continue to protect ourselves and families during this difficult time.”

The minister said that 3,000 people displaced by the volcanic eruption are still in emergency shelters. 

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4 replies on “Gov’t to mitigate COVID-19 spread in shelters during hurricane season”

  1. I am getting the impression that we don’t have the real picture about Covid19 in SVG; how come no SVG journalists have gone to Cuba with Gunslaves? Who has hightailed it out of SVG even after his entire family was immunized amid crisis after crisis for the ordinary folks; poor people refusing to get vaccinated following all kinds of mis and dis information. Even the common doublespeak from the PM is suspect. I feel bad for our people who are omnivorous to the severity of the situation.

  2. The people of SVG no matter what party they support should all come together with a vote of No Confidents in the Prime Minister and he should be lock up, he clearly is running the country not for the people of St. Vincent but for his family, I am a Vincy living in the UK and i am ashamed to tell anyone his is our PM. God help SVG if they don’t get rid of him. As for the Chief of Police he should be sacked.

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