Basseterre, 9th October, 2020 (MyVue News.com)- The countdown is on for the much anticipated re-start of commercial passenger flights to St. Kitts & Nevis, and the government seems to be taking all necessary precautions to protect citizens, while also making the effort to allow visitors a seamless but welcoming experience, upon arrival.
One new feature that is to be incorporated, according to the country’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, is the use of what is being termed a national COVID-19 mobile application, or app, designed to help in the monitoring of the process to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus.
Laws said that all incoming passengers are being asked to download the app, which will soon be launched, once certain legalities are finalized.
With this app, said the CMO, the authorities would have the ability to monitor the location of visitors, using geofencing features, ensuring that visitors do not leave the approved locations to which they are required to remain during their quarantine periods.
Added abilities of the app, explained Dr. Laws, include a feature for contact tracing, in the event that positive cases are detected.
“And then there is a clinical management aspect of it whereby the individual can communicate with the health authorities and indicate ‘hey I am short of breath or having difficulty breathing,'” the CMO said.
Dr. Laws is quoted in a government release as saying, that this direct communication feature would allow a suitable medical response and clinical management.
The St. Kitts & Nevis border s will open on 31st October, 2020.
Main photo: A COVID-19 mobile app (file photo)