Ministry of Health Quarantines a Fifth Person at Grenada’s Airport
ST. GEORGE’S GRENADA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): -A Grenadian student who returned home from mainland China this afternoon was placed in quarantine, after health officials identified the student as a person of interest, based on established guidelines and protocols in response to the (COVID19).
On arrival, the individual was met by a team of public health officials from the Ministry of Health and was escorted to the Port-health at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) where the relevant action was taken.
This brings to five, the total number of persons quarantined so far. GIS can confirm that the MOH and MBIA have enhanced their surveillance protocols so that active surveillance is carried out to ensure that the system can identify and detect travellers of interest.
The Government of Grenada is taking the threat of (COVID19) very serious and as such, has taken several measures to protect the country and its citizens.
The MOH reiterates that all safety measures and protocols currently being implemented are intended to safeguard the best health interest of all Grenadians and non-Grenadians.
The Ministry of Health commends all frontline personnel engaged in this national public health response and reiterates its fullest support for them.
Meanwhile, health authorities are reminding the general public, that while the risk for Grenada remains low, they should continue to exercise caution and practice proper hygiene and follow the
In the last few days, health officials released three persons who were in quarantine, in keeping the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol guidelines