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3 NEW COVID-19 CASES RECORDED IN SVG FROM UK AND CANADA

St. Vincent and the Grenadines today confirmed three (3) new COVID-19 cases. Two cases are returning nationals from the United Kingdom, one on December 13 and one on December 14, who arrived with a negative PCR test result, both tested negative on entry and positive on day 5 screening.

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

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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, all 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.

The Molecular Lab Unit of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will limit the processing of RT-PCR samples to emergencies only over the Christmas weekend. Persons intending to travel during this period should immediately seek advice on the scheduling of exit screens.

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