BREAKING: REPATRIATED SAILOR DEATH NOT DUE TO COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 9, 2020

Contact: Chief Medical Officer, Chair

Health Services Subcommittee

National Emergency Committee



REPATRIATED SAILOR DEATH NOT DUE TO COVID-19

It is with deep sadness that the Health Services Sub-committee of the National Emergency

Committee confirms that a Crew member who was repatriated on May 26, 2020 on the Royal

Caribbean's Vision of the Seas died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital early today, June 9. The

thirty-seven (37) year old man was one of 358 Vincentian sailors who disembarked the vessel on May 30 after testing negative on both the rapid and the first PCR COVID-19 tests.


A second negative COVID-19 PCR test result received today confirmed that his death was not related to COVID-19. The Crew member completed his fourteen (14) days quarantine yesterday. As per the laws of St. Vincent and the Girenadines, a post mortem examination will be conducted to confirm the cause of death.


The Health Services Sub-Committee of the National Emergency Committee wishes to extend its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.


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