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Grenada bans travellers from India and Brazil | Information

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Could 4, CMC – Grenada on Tuesday introduced a ban on individuals getting into the island with a journey historical past that features visits to India and Brazil previously 14 days because it seeks to curb the unfold of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Because of this nobody with a 14-day journey historical past from India or Brazil shall be allowed to enter Grenada. Individuals must spend the related time in a third-party state that may enable them to enter,” Well being Minister Nickolas Steele instructed reporters on the finish of the weekly Cupboard assembly.

He stated that Cupboard had agreed to limit travellers from these two international locations on the recommendation of the COVID committee and chief medical officer.

Each international locations have reported vital variety of infections and deaths on account of the virus, with India recording greater than 20 million instances.

Grenada at current has one energetic imported asymptomatic case and because the first particular person was identified in March 2020 the overall variety of contaminated instances right here is 161 with one dying.

The island’s vaccination programme, which started on February 12,  is ongoing and the authorities have reported that greater than 13,000  individuals have obtained the primary dose whereas greater than 3,000 are totally vaccinated utilizing the AstraZeneca vaccine.

However the well being officers have overtly expressed concern in regards to the gradual tempo of vaccination which is supplied for each citizen above the age of 18.

Appearing Chief Medical Officer Dr Shawn Charles stated {that a} vital variety of healthcare staff are hesitant to get vaccinated whereas a number of frontline staff within the tourism/hospitality sector are even refusing to be examined though they’ve been labeled as “doubtlessly uncovered”.

“These people are defiant and are resisting testing,” Charles stated throughout the briefing. He defined these staff are primarily these within the housekeeping division of resorts and different lodging which can be used to quarantine individuals upon arrival to the island.

“Vaccination is without doubt one of the only methods to guard individuals from ailments,” he stated.

In the meantime, Charles says the authorities have observed that whereas there may be now a coverage in place permitting for totally vaccinated individuals getting into the island to spend 48 hours in quarantine, persons are travelling as a part of a bunch with unvaccinated individuals.

‘There are individuals who are usually not vaccinated, and they don’t carry the identical stage of safety towards the illness. That’s the reason when you’ve got a combined group and so they can’t be separated they must be handled as unvaccinated,” Dr. Charles stated.

He stated right here have been individuals who might wish to trick the system with faux paperwork like vaccine playing cards or PCR take a look at end result.

“We study all vaccine playing cards at Ports of Entry and our well being officers have the best to refuse that doc in the event that they assume it’s not genuine. As well as, any doc we imagine that isn’t genuine we are going to comply with up with the issuing nation with the issuing company whereas that particular person stays in quarantine,” he stated.

“We additionally take a look at all these people, these people get a PCR take a look at on arrival,” he stated whereas confirming that the playing cards which can be issued by Grenada may also be topic to scrutiny by different states and as soon as an inquiry is made, the reply shall be supplied simply as a result of the names of all people who obtain the COVID vaccine is logged right into a system.

“So, questions as as to if somebody from Grenada is vaccinated or not, they’ll merely make a name to us,” he added.

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