Grenada records new COVID case after six week period

July 30, 2020

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jul 29, CMC – Grenada on Wednesday announced a new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) six weeks after the island had recorded its 23rd case of the disease.

Health authorities said that a passenger, who arrived on the island from the United States last week, had tested positive for the virus that was first detected in China last December.

The unidentified person was among a group of Grenadians who returned via a charter Jetblue flight last Wednesday.  Under the new health protocol, all persons arriving on an international flight were placed in 14 days mandatory quarantine.

“So, the person is already in quarantine,” said Health Minister Nickolas Steele.

Grenada’s first COVID-19 case was announced in March. The government subsequently shut down the borders, including declaring a state of emergency (SOE) in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

Since then it has reopened the Maurice Bishop International Airport to regional and charter flights, with international commercial flights schedule to resume August 1.

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