Friday 5 June, 2020

St Kitts & Nevis still free of COVID-19

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer in St Kitts and Nevis has rubbished claims that the coronavirus has already made its way to the Federation.

The CMO in a statement said rumours of one confirmed case of the virus in St Kitts are absolutely false and should be condemned for what it is.

“It is a malicious and mischievous attempt to mislead and to create heightened levels of anxiety and fear among our people. These types of deplorable actions also suggest that regrettably, there are unpatriotic elements in our community who are eager to see the adversity to which COVID-19 might subject our nation.”

The office of the CMO said it is for reasons such as these repeated acts of deception that the Federal Ministry of Health continues to stress that citizens be aware of the abundance of propaganda being heavily peddled on social media and rely only on official sources for information on the fast-spreading virus.

The people of St Kitts and Nevis are further advised that the COVID-19 Task Force continues to work tirelessly and proactively in their efforts to ensure that the country is adequately prepared for the inevitable introduction of the coronavirus to its shores.

The CMO urged citizens to attend or tune into a town hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 7.30 pm for updates on St Kitts and Nevis’ plans and projections as it relates to the coronavirus.

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