Published 5th February 2020
Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
Please click on pdf link below with press release from the Ministry of Health :
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISSEMINATION
As of Thursday, February 4, 2021, the Federation has confirmed one additional case of coronavirus disease. The international traveler landed in the Federation on January 30, 2021, from the United States of America (USA). The patient has been in quarantine at one of the COVID-19 certified hotels since arrival. The patient was duly notified and is now in isolation.
This additional case brings the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 40 with 28 cases for St. Kitts and 12 cases for Nevis. Please note that 36 cases have fully recovered with zero deaths. There are now four (4) active cases. These patients are stable and are being monitored…
We continue to adhere to the ‘St. Kitts & Nevis Health & Travel Protocols’ which can be found at website/ URL: https://www.knatravelform.kn . All front-line workers continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols along the corridor of containment between the ports of entry and hotel/accommodation sites. The Ministry of Health wishes to assure the public that the following measures are being taken to restrict the spread of coronavirus:
• in-depth contact tracing to effectively assess the front-line workers with whom the recently diagnosed cases would have interacted.
• quarantine, monitoring and testing of contacts as indicated.
The Ministry of Health-in particular-and Federal Government, in general, wish to assure all citizens and residents that every effort is being made to prevent the spread of this virus locally.
With reports of the SARS -CoV-2 variant in the region and with an increase in cases locally more and more persons are adhering to the COVID-19 prevention and control measures. These include wearing a face mask when in public places, maintaining good hand hygiene, maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others when in public places, and avoiding crowds and events. These control measures work, and we are encouraging you to continue.
Let us work together to maintain and protect the health and wellbeing of the people of the Federation.
February 5, 2021
Office of the Chief Medical Officer