Sunday 31 May, 2020

10-month-old baby 1 of 5 new COVID-19 cases in St Kitts & Nevis

The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has recorded five new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total of confirmed cases to seven.

A statement from the Ministry of Health and Social Services says the cases are travel-related as all five patients travelled from St Maarten and Antigua between March 6 and 13.

Three of the patients are females aged 10 months, 24 years and 36 years old.

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The other two patients are men ages 29 and 39 years old.

According to the Ministry all five patients are subject to mandatory isolation to limit the possibility of exposing others to the virus.

Contact tracing has also been initiated.

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris declared a state of emergency which took effect on Saturday and will remain in effect for 14 days.

Citizens are now subject to a curfew and must be indoors between 7 pm and 5 am.

PM Harris said failure to adhere to the regulations outlined in the Statutory Rules and Orders, Number 7: Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations could result in imprisonment or fines of up to $5000.

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