Third COVID-19 case in St Vincent and the Grenadines
A third coronavirus case has been recorded in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The case which is imported was confirmed on April 3 from two results which returned around 9.46 pm. The other sample tested negative.
The sample which tested positive was taken from a Vincentian man who travelled to St Vincent and the Grenadines from Barbados on March 18.
The patient had placed himself under voluntary quarantine from the time of his arrival in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness says the man developed symptoms on March 29 and informed healthcare workers about it on March 31, at which time a sample for COVID-19 was taken from him for testing.
The patient continues to remain in isolation under close monitoring by health officials.
The government is reminding citizens to continue to practice the basic but highly effective public health measures of hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing, and strict adherence to quarantine to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.