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Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Local news items related to the Coronavris (COVID-19) Pandemic

In wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), St. Kitts-Nevis, like other countries around the world, have put certain measures at its ports of entry with the exception of using temperature guns at the airport with reason given.
The medical team recommends that the government keeps in place “regulations for the immediate future to reduce the risk of transmission and that we must still be mindful to practice social distancing in everything that we do.”
Business owners are being advised by police to put measures in place to protect against becoming victims of individuals using masks to carry out criminal activities.
Contacts of the two travellers tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been placed in quarantine while it has been indicated that the other passengers who took the same flight as them are too.
“If parents do not want their children to be vaccinated, as far as the Ministry of Education is concerned, there is nothing we can do. We leave that for the law makers, the legal authorities, the competent authorities, the government to decide what will happen.”
Medical practitioner and Chairman of the opposition St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) Dr. Terrance Drew is of the view that Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris of the Team Unity government “continues to play politics with COVID-19.”
The Opposition St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) yesterday (Saturday 4th April 2020) delivered care packages to the elderly and others in need as part of its newly launched project dubbed NextGenSKN Cares COVID-19 Initiative.
A state-of-the-art medical facility named Waters Anchor Health and Wellness Center will open its doors in St. Kitts and Nevis to provide world-class public health service to all.
After being closed since 25th March 2020 due to measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is hoping to open the borders in St.Kitts-Nevis months later in October.
Contact Tracing along with a police investigation is on in St.Kitts after a positive COVID-19 patient left quarantine causing over 20 individuals to be exposed to the virus including a public service driver in a matter that could possibly see criminal charges being filed.