SVG: Surge in imported COVID-19 cases

(Press Release) – St. Vincent and the Grenadines today, Monday December 21, 2020 confirmed three (3) new COVID-19 cases.

Two cases are returning nationals from the United Kingdom, one on December 13 and the other on December 14, who arrived with negative PCR test results, both tested negative on entry and positive on day 5 screening.

Another returning national arrived from Canada on December 14 with a negative PCR result, tested negative on arrival then positive on day 5 testing.

All of these travelers were in mandatory quarantine at the time of receipt of these results and will be isolated until cleared by two negative tests. Contact tracing and testing have commenced.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded a total of one hundred and seven (107) COVID-19 cases, eighty-five (85) of which have recovered. There are now twenty-two (22) active COVID-19 cases imported from high-risk countries.

All quarantine protocols and COVID-19 advisories must be followed to reduce the risk of the introduction and subsequent spread of new COVID-19 cases in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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