Roseau, Dominica: Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Irving McIntyre has asked the public who attended the event at the lot in Pottersville on Sunday 25th July to get themselves tested for COVID-19.
The Minister said that all people who attended the event must visit the Roseau health centre and take Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test. The timings have been set up alphabetically according to the initials of a person’s name.
- A to H: 11 am to 12 pm
- I to P: 12 pm to 1 pm
- Q to Z: 1 pm to 2 pm
Health Minister said that all persons who attended the event must appear at the health centres, but refrain if they came in contact with any coronavirus positive person. Such individuals are advised to call the hotline numbers at 448- 2171, 611-4321, 448-2153.
Individuals are also asked to follow all the health guidelines during their visit, including wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing.
Currently, there are nine active coronavirus cases across the island, with over sixty in the GOCD quarantine while sixty contacts are still pending. The COVID-19 positivity rate is only 1 percent. Over 209 people fully-recovered from the coronavirus island wide
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit advised all people to adhere to the coronavirus protocols.
“The government continue to monitor the #COVID19 situation in the country. I advise you all to stay vigilant and not panic. I request all of you to adhere to the health ministry’s guidelines, including wearing face masks, maintaining social distance, and washing hands.” stated the Prime Minister on Sunday.
People are also advised to get their vaccines, and as per data, over 20892 are immunized with the first shot, while 19661 with the second dose.
The country is slowly reopening itself to tourism, President Charles Savarin said on July 28 that Dominica is moving from agriculture based economy to tourism based economy. First cruise-ship of the season also docked at the Ports.