RELEASE: St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday December 16, 2020 recorded two (2) new COVID-19 cases.
One case, a non-national, arrived with a negative PCR test result from the USA on December 7, 2020, tested negative on both entry screening and day 5 testing, and then tested positive on day eight (8) of quarantine.
The other traveler arrived from the United Kingdom on December 12, 2020 with a negative PCR result and tested positive for COVID-19 on entry screening.
The adult travelers were in mandatory quarantine 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 (100) COVID-19 cases, eighty- two (82) of which have recovered. There are now eighteen (18) active COVID-19 cases, all imported from countries categorized as high risk.
Residents and guests are again reminded of the importance of complying strictly with the requirements of quarantine for the entire period by all travelers, their families and friends. Persons in quarantine should not leave their homes unless authorized, nor should they entertain visitors or attend Nine Mornings festivities.
All protocols and advisories including the use of facial coverings must be followed to reduce the risk of the introduction and subsequent spread of new COVID-19 cases in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.