Grenada’s Ministry of Health has announced that that a cluster of twenty-six positive COVID-19 cases has been diagnosed, originating from the Sandals Resort.
A Ministry of Health statement posted on the Grenada Government Information Service Facebook page Saturday disclosed that the positive cases include guests and employees, as well as their contacts.
” The discovery was made following proactive testing of employees and guests on Friday and Saturday, as part of the Ministry’s continuous testing of frontline staff in sectors directly related to tourism, travel and health,” the statement observed.
It said given the health emergency that this situation warrants, the Government of Grenada, through the Ministry of Health, has deployed all efforts, including personnel and resources, to address this grave threat to public health, safety, order and the maintenance of medical and other supplies and services essential to life in Grenada.
“Unprecedented, aggressive efforts have been taken to further contain this outbreak of COVID-19,” the statement asserted.
It said the Sandals Resort has now been deemed to be a place of screening and assessment.
“Entire households related to the confirmed cases have also been quarantined, and contact tracers are actively working to source other potentially exposed people in other areas of public life and activity,” it observed.
“This is a rapidly evolving situation and Health officials will continue to update the public as circumstances warrant. In the coming hours and days, the Ministry anticipates a further tightening of measures related to activities and daily life in order to protect public health and safety,” it was noted.