COVID-19 case detected in the Grenadines

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – One News SVG was reliably informed that a COVID-19 case was detected on the grenadine island of Mustique on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Trusted sources say the case is that of a guest on the island.

The case was identified when a PCR test was done on the guest that returned positive, sources say.

All visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are tested upon arrival in the country and can be tested after their mandatory quarantine period to get clearance.

One News SVG understands that medical officials on Mustique say they are confident that the case is isolated but they are taking all the necessary precautions.

Everyone on the island will be tested today out of caution, sources say.

The guest has been contained and will not be able to leave the island until a negative PCR test has been obtained, reliable sources say.

Immediate family and staff have also been quarantined and contact tracing is ongoing.

The island of Mustique, though part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is privately run.

According to the Ministry of Health’s dashboard, St. Vincent and the Grenadines had four (4) active COVID-19 cases as of October 31, 2020.


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