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4/4/2020 
GRENADA INFORMS THE WHO ABOUT COVID-19 PATIENT WHO FLED...  
Grenada's acting Chief Medical officer, Dr Francis Martin, says the government has formally written to the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to inform them about a man who was confirmed positive for COVID-19, who then fled the island.

“With regards to the person that fled, there is a process that countries go through and a formal report is sent to the WHO to handle through their channels,” Martin said in response to inquiries concerning the man who arrived here on March 16. He was tested on March 26 but left the island and returned to the UK via Canada before receiving his result.

Health Minister Nicholas Steele has described the action of the 58-year-old as “troubling and reckless”.

According to Steele, the Ministry of Health tried contacting the individual who was told to quarantine himself but he was not located. Steele said he will continue to be listed among Grenada COVID confirmations which currently count as 10.

“The results came back on Saturday, March 28. As per procedure, health officials tried to reach him minutes later to inform that he had tested positive for COVID-19. As minister, I went ahead and announced the cases to the nation, as we have been doing. The individual was neither found on Saturday nor Sunday. On Sunday, health officials reported the matter to the police. It was later confirmed that the individual and his family left the island aboard Air Canada before he got his results on Saturday,” Steele said in a recent update.

“This is troubling in many ways, especially the level of exposure between his place of residence in Grenada and his abode in the United Kingdom, where he says he is now. This is a level of dishonesty and recklessness, such that we do not need at this time. We cannot stress enough, lives are already at stake, without the added risks,” he said.

“We have followed up with that individual to ascertain his movements and mode of movement on the day he left the country undetected,” the health minister said.

According to Grenada's quarantine legislation any person who violates a quarantine request can be fined EC$10,000 while the Public Health Act provides for the police to provide assistance to ensure that any person with an infectious disease complies with legal regulations.

Source: Ja Observer
 

 


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GRENADA INFORMS THE WHO ABOUT COVID-19 PATIENT WHO FLED...  
I thought there were no flights in and out of Grenada? The information that I read in another medium may be incorrect. Did that gentleman fled with a yacht? How was he able to leave especially as he was tested and the authority was awaiting the result. Can someone please help me to understand what's going on. I am very concerned about Grenada in these difficult times.
90By: Joe
4/4/2020 8:36:29 PM
Bro.Joe i agree with you, for example how this gentleman manage to pass through CUSTOM and immigration he and his family and was then ushered out in the same way that somee Chinese was ushered into Grenada at the outbreak of the lockdown and also the Covid -19 outbreak in Wuhan in the dead of the night and then departed out of Grenada in the same manner without any reported record to the Grenadian people except through a whistle blower as to who these Chinese were and the nature of their business on the island at that time, except to say that persons within the Government must have been aware,Thats politics in Grenada at this time.
By: Gabe
6/30/2020 6:48:51 AM