Grenada's health ministry quarantines 3 Italian nationals
Grenadian health authorities quickly sprang into action and quarantined three Italian nationals who entered the country through the Maurice Bishop International Airport on an international flight during the late hours of February 26.
Italy is at this time battling to stop the spread of the coronavirus where cases continue to surge.
Grenada’s Health Ministry in a statement says the three Italian nationals, who had left their homeland two days prior, were considered persons of interest to the Ministry’s surveillance and monitoring team.
The trio upon arrival was immediately screened, interviewed and isolated from the general population at the airport’s arrival terminal.
Medical experts during the process conducted extending probing interviews and temperature checks.
The Ministry says Immigration Officers reviewed their travel documents, which revealed a specific travel history.
The Italian Consulate in Grenada has been notified about the visitors being quarantined, which is in keeping with Grenada’s efforts to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the island.
Grenada’s health officials are also tracking travellers from Iran, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and Italy, which have seen steady increases in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell recently stated that Caribbean countries need to be prepared should the coronavirus infiltrate the region.