As the Coronavirus (CoVID-19) continues to spread globally, as at 4:45 p.m. on March 18th, 8911 deaths were recorded worldwide.
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the virus is now a pandemic.
Several CARICOM Member States have now reported cases –all of which have been imported into the region.
Cases have been recorded in Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Montserrat, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, St. Barthelemy, St. Lucia, Saint Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, in speaking to the nation recently, gave this information.
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris.
The Federal Ministry of Health issued a revised travel advisory for persons travelling from China, Italy, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany and Spain.
Persons intending to travel from these aforementioned destinations are advised not to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis at this time.
Meanwhile, Nevis’ Premier the Hon. Mark Brantley, said: