Health Minister says “no room for complacency”

By Demion McTair. Updated 7:09 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Minister of Health, Wellness, and the Environment, Senator Luke Brown says “there is absolutely no room for complacency” even as this country has no active COVID-19 cases.

In a Facebook post today (September 18), Senator Brown said “we must not let down our guard. There is absolutely no room for complacency. Keep following the best public health advice and guidance available”.

“We should all be washing our hands regularly and practicing other elements of proper hygiene and respiratory etiquette. We will beat the coronavirus pandemic together,” Brown said.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on September 17, recorded two recoveries, marking no known active COVID-19 cases.

The development came hours after NEMO stated in a release (On September 16), that 17 individuals at the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Center at Georgetown, were possibly exposed to COVID-19 when a COVID-19 positive individual visited the area.

The Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of the facility was temporarily closed for sanitization and the exposed persons advised to quarantine.

It later emerged that the individual had recovered after receipt of a COVID-19 positive test result on September 17.

The individual was first diagnosed with COVID-19 on September 11.

See the official releases for more information:

September 16 release

September 17 release

Written by onenewsstvincent

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