Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Vincentians discouraged from travelling to China

Photo via Facebook, SVG Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment: Staff at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital being retrained to use a mobile isolation system

Photo via Facebook, SVG Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment: Staff at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital being retrained to use a mobile isolation system

Vincentians are being reminded that travel to and from China is discouraged in light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus which prompted the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. 

In a statement, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment restate that anyone who arrives in St Vincent and the Grenadines, having been in China within 14 days prior to arrival will be quarantined for two weeks.  

It says the first activation of the quarantine as an infection control practice went into effect on February 7, 2020, and since that date, the Ministry has continued to apply it as necessary and required.  

The Ministry is making it clear that it is serious about working with stakeholders to protect and promote the health of citizens and the nation. 

It is also asking for the cooperation of the general public.  

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