Friday 4 December, 2020

MoH: COVID-positive person's coworkers have all been tested

The Ministry of Health has issued a release updating the public on contact tracing efforts regarding a St Lucian who was found to be COVID-19 positive after landing in St Vincent.

Loop News reported that the positive patient worked recently at Go Answer, a call centre operating at the Johnsons Centre in Rodney Bay.

The ministry's release states: "Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 24 COVID-19 cases to date, 22 of these cases have fully recovered and 2 patients remain in care at the Respiratory Hospital and remain stable. A total of 2,597 tests have been conducted to date.

"The Ministry of Health was also informed by the St Vincent’s Health Ministry of a Saint Lucian national who travelled to St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday, July 19, 2020 and after screening tested positive for COVID-19. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has implemented a number of interventions to manage the situation."

The ministry explains that the family and close friends of the individual have been tested and placed in government quarantine. The health team has visited the workplace of the individual and all of the employees were screened. It says a total of 154 employees have been tested and placed into quarantine.

The ministry adds: "None of the contacts of the individual including the family, friends and employees are symptomatic. The results are expected to be available by this evening or tomorrow. The Ministry of Health awaits reports on the occupational health and safety measures at the workplace from the Environmental Health Department to guide on the way forward."

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