St. Vincent and the Grenadines today confimed eighteen (18) new COVID-19 cases. All of the cases are nationals detected during exit sereening, contact tracing. Testing at Flu clinics and targeted sereening. There are now five hundred and ninety-seven (597) local cases of COVID-19, the majority of whom are linked to various clusters

One hundred and thirty-four (134) persons have recovered, six hundred and two (602) cases remain active and two (2) persons with coVID-19 have died. Seven hundred and thirty-eight (738) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020. All positive cases will emain isolated until cleared. All elose contacts of positive cases, must remain in their place of quarantine until receipt of their results.

The public is asked to comply with the mass gatherings protocol which restricts all indoor mass gatherings, including funerals and house parties, to ten (10) persons, and outdoor mass gatherings to twenty (20) persons. Outdoor gatherings include open air erusades, limes, outdoor fetes, gatherings around open bars (eg, Heritage Square). gatherings with direct access to the courtyard or large yard or a large pool area, catamaran cruises, beach and river picnies.

All residents of and visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are reminded of the importance of consistently wearing facial coverings to protect themselves from being infected with the virus which causes COVID-19. Hand hygiene and physical

distancing are also basic measures of infection prevention and control


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