Sunday 25 October, 2020

St Vincent imports new COVID-19 case from Jamaica

St Vincent and the Grenadines has confirmed one new COVID-19 case.  

The island has also added new countries from the region to its High-Risk Travel Category.  

The new COVID-19 case is a Vincentian national who arrived on September 5 from Jamaica.  

The inflight contacts of this person are in the process of being informed of their exposure.  

St Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of 62 COVID-19 cases, 58 of which have recovered.  

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There are now four active COVID-19 cases on the island.  

Due to the rapidly increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in some CARICOM member states, the ‘Protocol for the Entry of Travellers’ into St Vincent and the Grenadines was today revised to place the British Virgin Islands, Suriname, Guyana and Belize into the High-Risk Category.  

Travellers from these countries will have to quarantine in a Tourism Authority/MOHWE approved hotel for five days at their cost.   

The public is being reminded of the importance of ensuring that all persons arriving in St Vincent and the Grenadines comply fully with the quarantine protocols in place.  


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