The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce on Thursday (Mar. 12) made the following announcements via Facebook:
1. Cabinet granted approval for persons with a travel history which includes Iran to be quarantined for fourteen (14) days.
2. Approval was granted to continue quarantine requirements for persons with a travel history that includes the following countries, for 14 days: China, South Korea and Italy.
3. Approval was granted to discontinue quarantine requirements for persons traveling from the following countries: Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
4. Approval was granted to implement active surveillance of persons with a travel history countries with community transmission.
5. Quarantine of non-residents will be at a cost of the traveler.
6. Social distancing and limits on mass gatherings will be considered.
7. Non-essential travel is not advised at this time.
These decisions were taken during Cabinet on Friday March 6th, 2020 in relation to COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment on Wednesday (Mar. 11) night announced St. Vincent and the Grenadines first confirmed case of COVID-19.