State of Emergency declared in SKN amid new wave of COVID

The government of St Kitts and Nevis twin-islands have announced a State of Emergency, which would come into effect from 16 June 2021 from 16 June to 6 July 2021. The Governor-General made this announcement of St. Kitts and Nevis - Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton with the other officials.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: The government of St Kitts and Nevis twin-islands have announced a State of Emergency, which would come into effect from 16 June 2021 from 16 June to 6 July 2021. The Governor-General made this announcement of St. Kitts and Nevis – Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton with the other officials.

This decision comes concerning the rise new wave of the novel coronavirus infection, brought by community spread, so far, which has reported a total of 244 cases, with 184 active cases and 64 patients recovery rate on the sister islands. To date, no death has been reported in SKN.

The government of St Kitts and Nevis further has urged the citizens who are eligible to take a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to get their jab of the vaccine as soon as possible in order to defeat the novel coronavirus.

Despite this, the SKN government has also requested the citizens to follow the essential COVID-19 health protocols such as – wearing masks, social distancing, and proper hand sanitation in order to check the spread of the SARS CoV-2 (the mutant that induces COVID-19 disease).

During a press briefing, the Chief Medical Officer- CMO – Dr Hazel Laws informed that currently, the twin-islands have 186 active cases, twenty people recovered from the deadly mutant and six cases are in the hospitals.

She added that the individuals who recovered from the COVID-19 mutant are stable, and since the new wave of the COVID-19 mutant started, St Kitts and Nevis recorded a total of 206 cases of the infection.

Following the statement, the CMO noted that the government of St Kitts and Nevis is currently monitoring these 186 cases closely and that the government is doing their best to recover all of the active cases of the COVID-19 mutant.