Office of CMO debunks rumours of SKN’s confirmed case of CoVID-19

Office of CMO debunks rumours of SKN’s confirmed case of CoVID-19

“There have been no confirmed cases of CoVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis” that’s according to a statement from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Hazel Laws.

 

On Tuesday, March 17th 2020, rumours were circulating on social media on St. Kitts and Nevis recording its 1st case of the Coronavirus.

 

However, in the statement, the office advised that as of March 17th, there were no confirmed cases.

 

The statement added that “we have been made privy to social media messages, which suggest that there has been a confirmed case identified.”

 

This is absolutely false and we condemn this malicious and mischievous attempt to mislead,” the office said.

 

As of 4:45 p.m. on  March 17th, 7951 deaths were recorded worldwide.

 

In the Caribbean, cases have been recorded in Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, St. Barthelemy, St. Lucia, Saint Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

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