SEVEN (7 NEW COVID CASES St. Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday recorded seven (7) new COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2020

Contact: Chief Medical Officer, Chair

Health Services Subcommittee

National Emergency Cemmittee

Kingstown, St. Fincent and the Grenadines


SEVEN (7 NEW COVID CASES

St. Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday recorded seven (7) new COVID-19 cases, following the reccipt of seventy seven (77) PCR results from the Caribbean

Public Health Agency-CARPHA.



These latest results were received in batches

during the evening of Wednesday May 27, 2020.

The new positive cases, all of whom had previousły tested positive on rapid antibody tests, are from sixty five (65) tests belonging to Royal Caribbean Cruise

Line (RCCL) crew members who arrived here on Tuesday, May 26th on the Vision of the Seas.


The remaining fifty-cight (58) test results received on Wednesday 27 May, for the RCCL crew members were negative. There are two hundred and

ninety-two (292) PCR results still outstanding for the RCCL crew members.


There are now cleven (11) active cases of COVID -19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Fourteen (14) persons have already recovered. A total of twenty five

(25) COVID-19 cases have now been recorded. All of the active cases are in isolation. RCCL Crew members who tested positive on rapid, but negative on

PCR, will remain in a government approved quarantine facility, until a second PCR is conducted.


Crew members who test negative for CoVID-19 on both rapid and PCR will be allowed to disembark, to continue strict quarantine in approved

private accommodations (their homes or privately rented apartments), when results

for all crew members have been received.


The Health Services Sub-Committee will continue to endeavour to first ensure that all individuals are advised of their PCR COVID-19 results before the public is informed.


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