Georgetown Smart Hospital. Photo: Lance Neverson

17 persons possibly exposed to COVID-19 in Georgetown

By Demion McTair. Updated 7:23 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Georgetown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Ten (10) clients and seven (7) staff members at the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Center (Georgetown Hospital) are now in quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19.

In a release issued tonight (September 16), the National Emergency Management Organization – NEMO states that a person known to be COVID-19 positive visited the area.

The individual, who was informed of their COVID-19 positive result on Friday, September 11, 2020, and served with a Medical Officer Order, violated the isolation order, thus possibly exposing others to the COVID-19 virus, the release states.

The release states that the Accident and Emergency Department of the health facility has been temporarily shut to allow for sanitization of the department.

Read more in the attached NEMO release

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