While contact tracing, retesting and quarantining continues, no additional COVID-19 cases related to the recent cluster of local spread were detected during testing on December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has reported.
A release issued Friday night said the total number of cases in this cluster therefore remains at six.
“Contact tracing, retesting and quarantining by the COVID-19 Taskforce team will continue, aimed at further containing the local spread of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines,” the release said.
One new positive case was however confirmed today, Friday January 1 in an adult non-national who arrived in SVG on December 20, 2020 with a negative PCR result, and tested positive on exit screening. Contact tracing for this case has commenced.
SVG has now recorded 122 cases of COVID-19. Ninety-eight have recovered and 24 are active.
“All positive cases will continue to be isolated until cleared by two negative tests,” the release said.
The Commissioner of Police has banned amplified music in public places and private place with access to the public. This ban applies to all events including church services. All mass gatherings without amplified music must comply with all of the measures of the Mass Gatherings Protocol including documentation of patrons, physical distancing, mask use and hygiene measures.