‘COVID-19’ Update and Advisory as at 26 February 2020

 As of Wednesday 26th February, the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment wishes to again assure the public that there are no suspected cases of COVID-19 within the Caribbean region. The Ministry continues to monitor the air and seaports and will advise regarding any travel updates. The Ministry is appealing to the public that all nonessential travel to the People’s Republic of China be avoided. 

The National COVID-19 task force is continuing to keep a close eye on ALL international developments as cases of the COVID-19 increase in major countries around the globe, to include Iran, Italy and South Korea. Japan and Singapore are also being closely monitored. 

The Ministry also reminds the general public to exercise proper hand hygiene as well as take general measures against becoming ill. The latter includes adequate rest and hydration and the avoidance of sick persons.