SVG: Second COVID-19 Patient May Have Violated Quarantine

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The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE) on Wednesday (Apr. 1) announced the 2nd confirmed case of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Hon. Luke Browne on Thursday (Apr. 2) afternoon noted that the positive test triggered a contact tracing exercise. The person in question was placed in quarantine, however, Browne informed that reports indicate the quarantine may have been violated.

“The state is considering all options. The patient is currently at home in isolation under guard and medical care,” Browne said.

The health minister noted that Cabinet met on Thursday to address matters of compliance and complaints related to quarantine.

“The system will be revised. New related legislation is likely to be before the Parliament next Tuesday.”

Browne mentioned that arrangements are being made to establish a public quarantine facility.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines confirmed its third case of COVID-19 on Thursday (Apr. 2).