SVG: Health protocols helped identify 2 new COVID-19 cases

By Demion McTair. Updated 7:05 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – This country’s requirement that persons traveling from high-risk countries must be quarantined for at least five days, helped identify two more COVID-19 cases.

A release from the National Emergency Management Organizations – NEMO, says two new preliminary cases were recorded on Friday, September 11.

Both new cases are returning nationals who arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday, September 5, from the British Virgin Islands (BVI), with negative PCR results.

The two individuals were tested six days after arrival in St. Vincent and results showed positive.

They were both still under mandatory quarantine.

The release states that the new cases from the BVI emphasize the great importance of strictly enforcing all of the protocols, including the quarantine orders, and testing, that are designed to protect all Vincentians.

Meanwhile, all of the passengers who arrived on American Airlines 945 on Saturday, September 5, were cleared by negative 5-day PCR results, the release states.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded 64 COVID-19 cases, of which 61 have recovered.

There are now 3 active COVID-19 cases.

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