Filter for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-02 In Public health measures: Testing policy
SVG delays implementation of COVID-19 CARICOM ‘Bubble’. Passengers arriving from these countries will instead have a COVID-19 PCR test done on arrival or be allowed to enter with a seven-day old PCR test.
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2020-07-31 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Government will pay hotel quarantine bill; passports will be seized until debt repaid
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2020-07-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government will pay hotel quarantine bill; passports will be seized until debt repaid
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2020-07-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
The Health Services Subcommittee of the National Emergency Committee has implemented a multi-tiered verification process to confirm new COVID-19 cases.
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2020-07-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
persons arriving from the United States spend five nights in a hotel approved by the Ministry of Health at their own cost.
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2020-07-10 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Guidelines issued for the safe conduct of mass gatherings with or without amplified music in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in a manner that reduces the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Testing policy
All travellers to SVG will have a PCR COVID-19 test done on arrival, with the exception of travellers whose country of origin (present in country for at least 14 days) is in the CARICOM Bubble. The CARICOM bubble consists of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, BVI, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Travellers from within the CARICOM Bubble will not be required to complete a COVID-19 laboratory test but they will need to complete a COVID-19 Questionnaire.
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travellers arriving from outside of the CARICOM Bubble will be required to go immediately from the airport to their private accommodation or hotel site for a 24-hour quarantine and await the results of the PCR test.
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Once travellers have received a Negative Rapid Antibody Test or Negative PCR Test and have no signs and symptoms of COVID-19 after 24 hours following arrival, they will be contacted and discharged from quarantine.
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Testing policy
All travellers who entered with approved documentation of a negative (IgG & IgM) COVID-19 antibody test done within the past 5 days and a negative SVG COVID-19 PCR test, will not need to quarantine. Such a traveller would be required to monitor their temperatures for the next 14 days and report any elevations to the local health authority.
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Prior to arrival, all travellers will be required to complete an online VINCYCOVID application or fill in a VINCYCOVID questionnaire on the flight prior to arrival.
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Upon arrival, all passengers will be screened before entering the arrivals area. Screening may include probing for symptoms, temperature checks and laboratory specimen collection. The area for screening will be sanitized after each group is screened.
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2020-06-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved US$4.5 million in additional financing for health sector projects in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)
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2020-06-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
in an effort to control the prices of certain cleaning supplies during the COVID -19 pandemic, Cabinet of Ministers approved an extension of 100% waiver of VAT, import and other related duties, on the undermentioned products, for the period July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020
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2020-06-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
St Vincent and the Grenadines ’Stimulus Package’ reaching those most in need
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2020-06-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
World Bank approves financing to strengthen St Vincent and the Grenadines’ economic resilience and disaster preparedness
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2020-05-22 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
four (4) ventilators, a thermal imaging device for recording temperatures at the arrival lounge at the Argyle International Airport and over 60,000 medical masks received from Taiwan
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2020-05-20 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
extended temporary travel restrictions for non-essential travel of non-citizens and long term residents to the countries of the European Union until June 15, 2020
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
isolation facility opened
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Persons using any type of mask (medical mask, respirator or cloth) must adhere to frequent and proper hand hygiene including washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or cleansing hands with 70% alcohol hand sanitizer, the immediate disposal of single use masks and the correct cleaning methods for reusable masks.
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Encourages the use of masks (cloth/homemade) by the general population while they are out in public as a precautionary measure where physical distancing of at least 3 feet is not consistently feasible: on public transport, in shared private vehicles, interacting with service providers; in places where crowding may occur; Encourages the use of masks (cloth/homemade) when visiting the elderly; Medicalmasksandrespirators(e.g.N95masks)shouldbereservedforuse in hospital settings and by healthcare workers.
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: General recommendations
consider not gathering for easter; if do gather, must keep 3 feet distance
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
suspension of outpatient hospital care
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Provision Of Transportation Of Health Workers
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Personal Protective Equipment from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
HEOC/COVID-19 Task Force Advisory: Quarantine Requirement For Travellers From Canada
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment (MOHWE), cautions the general public that the use of the antimalarial drugs Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine, to treat or prevent COVID-19 has not yet been approved.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Individuals entering St. Vincent and Grenadines from the above listed countries will be subject to a mandatory quarantine for 14 days after leaving their port of departure. The quarantine will be actively monitored by Public Health Officials and members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force and Coast Guard, and will remain in effect whether the individual travels to or from the Grenadines. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will not hesitate to seek court orders to enforce this quarantine requirement as evidenced by the court orders secured and served on the entire group of passengers who arrived on AA 1427 on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Additionally, effective March 28, 2020, all arriving passengers who meet the quarantine requirement will be required to sign an Undertaking to Quarantine form issued by the Ministry of National Security, Air and Seaport Development. Any breach of this undertaking will result in appropriate action under the Laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. All persons previously instructed to be under quarantine are reminded that the instruction is mandatory and any breach may result in imprisonment and or a fine.
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Members of the Taxi Drivers Association and the Omnibuses Association are invited to attend a discussion with members of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment to discuss matters relating to the Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
a group of students, teachers and chaperones who recently returned from Guadeloupe are on mandatory quarantine for 14 days. Household members of these persons have been advised to voluntary quarantine themselves.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Temporary Closure of Accident And Emergency Department MCMH (reoppened 18/03)
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
traveled from or through China, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, or South Korea in the past 14 days
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Cabinet granted approval for persons with a travel history which includes Iran to be quarantined for fourteen (14) days. Approval was granted to continue quarantine requirements for persons with a travel history that includes the following countries, for 14 days: China, South Korea and Italy. Approval was granted to discontinue quarantine requirements for persons travelling from the following countries: Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Approval was granted to implement active surveillance of persons with a travel history that includes countries with community transmission. Quarantine of non-residents will be at the cost of the traveler.`
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment held a press conference on Friday, March 6th, 2020, at the Ministry’s conference room.
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2020-03-02 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Practices To Help Prevent The Spread of COVID-19
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2020-02-28 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
extension of the quarantine requirement to include all regions of Italy in view of the COVID-19 outbreak in that country.
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2020-02-26 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment cordially invites all Medical Doctors and Pharmacists in public and private practice to a forum to discuss patient pathways from identification of a possible COVID-19 case, through co-ordination of required steps on to discharge.
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2020-02-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
addition to persons arriving from mainland China, persons arriving from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and South Korea will also be quarantined for 14 days.
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