Saint Vincent and the Grenadines confirmed one (1) new COVID-19 case. This new positive case arrived on Saturday, 1st August , 2020, from the USA on American Airlines 945, with a negative RT- PCR result. The Vincentian national, who is from a high risk occupation, tested negative for SARS- CoV-2 on entry screening and was quarantined for five days in an approved facility. The positive result was recorded on quarantine day 5 screening. The national who has no complaints, was placed in isolation in an approved private facility. This is the second traveler on the American Airlines 945 flight of August 1 to test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment wishes to advise the general public that as part of the its mosquito control programme for the adult Aedes aegypti mosquito, the Insect Vector Control Unit will be conducting fogging operations in the following areas commencing 5:30 p.m. daily.