The twin-island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean has confirmed seven cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 becoming the final nation in the Americas to do so, according to Newsweek Magazine.
Minister of Health Wendy Phipps notified residents of the country in a televised statement about the first two citizens, a 57-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, who tested positive. Since then, five additional cases were reported, three females and two males, all travel related.
“There is no need to worry,” said Phipps in a statement. “The extensive protocols and measures, such as tracing any possible contact they may have had, which were put in place, are being followed so as to contain any local or community spread and to protect you, our people.”
St. Kitts and Nevis have closed its borders until April 7. News of St. Kitts and Nevis’ coronavirus cases follow restrictions enacted by its government officials. Potential visitors from coronavirus-stricken areas would be “refused entry unless an exceptional case for entry is made.”
On March 25, the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on St Kitts and the Vance Amory International Airport on Nevis closed to all commercial airline flights until April 7.
As Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread, the Caribbean is putting policies into place to help control its proliferation. The current restrictions can be found here, but it is important to remember the situation is a fluid one.
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