Saint Vincent and the Grenadines now has twelve (12), recovered COVID-19 cases, following the receipt of results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), on Tuesday, 12th May. The results are from twenty-three (23), samples sent on Monday 11th May.
No new positive COVID-19 cases were reported. This means that there are now five (5) active cases of COVID -19 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. All PCR COVID-19 tests done on the Carnival Cruise Line Crew members were negative. The affected crew members will be released from quarantine within the next twenty-four (24) hours after final medical checks.
The importance of maintaining the public health measures currently in place including hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing of at least 3 to 6 feet in public spaces and strict adherence to quarantine and isolation, continues to be stressed.
Additionally, the correct and safe use of face coverings, when physical distancing is not possible, is recommended. These measures have proven to be very effective, so far, in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
SOURCE: National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO)