Appeal for greater discipline to protect against virus after new cases

By MyVue Staff Reporter

Basseterre, Friday, 4th June, 2021, (MyVue As the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in St. Kitts & Nevis, the Ministry of Health has announced that they will broaden the web of contact tracing and testing, to identify all possible contacts.

The aim, said the Ministry, is to break the chains of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and contain the present cluster of cases.

They have also repeated appeals for greater discipline to be exercised by citizens and residents of St.Kitts & Nevis, to adhere to the non-pharmaceutical protocols to protect against the Coronavirus.

Similar urgings are being made for people to get vaccinated and gain better protection from any serious illness or death. However, the vaccination program which began in February this year has paused as the government tries to secure more vaccines.

Four additional COVID-19 cases were recorded overnight, (3rd June), bringing the total of confirmed cases to 78, between March, 2020-June, 2021.

“These new cases are nationals and are referred to as Case # 75 through to Case # 78. The individuals are in isolation at a COVID-19 certified facility,” said an official statement from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, CMO, Dr. Hazel Laws.

The release further explained that, “These cases bring the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 78, with 64 cases for St. Kitts and 14 cases for Nevis.”

However, 51 cases have fully recovered with zero deaths., and 27 remain active but not in known critical condition.

“These patients are stable and are being monitored. The Ministry of Health continues its robust contact tracing exercise which began on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, and we will update you as the situation unfolds,” added the statement.

The Ministry of Health wishes to assure the public that all measures are being taken to restrict the spread of coronavirus. “We urge you to adhere to the COVID-19 prevention and control measures,” added the release.

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