Three persons from a quasi-government agency in self-quarantine; no overall numbers isolated or tested

March 23, 2020 – Three persons from a quasi-government agency in Nevis were self-quarantined as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to a reliable source, the three persons returned to the Federation via the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on a British Airways flight recently. The self quarantine lasts for 14 days.

Meanwhile, there are growing concerns in both Nevis and St Kitts that persons who arrived by aircraft and agreed to self-quarantined are not keeping their promise to remain indoors for the stipulated 14 days.

Monday, a male complained that he has seen persons who are self-quarantined and have promised to remain indoors in Basseterre and other communities.

On March 1, 2020, news broke that a national of the Federation – a resident of Christ Church, St Kitts – who had returned from Japan was told to “stay at home for two weeks” when she arrived at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport.

This was confirmed by Ministry of Health officails the following day on March 2, 2020 during a hastily-called press conference when the Government admitted that three (3) asymtomatic persons were quarantined at home, six (6) asymtomatic persons were quarantined at tourist facilities and fifty (50) persons were being monitored daily by the public health team.

Since that date, March 2, 2020, scores of visitors and nationals have been ordered to self-quarantine in their homes or hotels. There are 292 people in total in quarantine: 207 in St. Kitts, 81 in Nevis. 4 of them in a government designated facility. 39 tests done (29 in St. Kitts and 10 in Nevis). 19 negative and awaiting results of 20.