Health, Wellness & New Health Investment Ministry advises the public that the Commonwealth of Dominica confirmed its second case of COVID-19 yesterday March 23
The Health, Wellness & New Health Investment Ministry advises the public that the Commonwealth of Dominica confirmed its second case of COVID-19 yesterday March 23, 2020.The patient is a fifty-one (51) year old Dominican citizen who recently returned to Dominica from the United Kingdom.
In keeping with protocol, this individual was said to have been placed under home quarantine from the time of arrival in Dominica and is also said to have been under surveillance by a medical team.
The individual is currently admitted and is receiving treatment in a special isolated unit and will remain there until recovery.
The Health Ministry says it has initiated aggressive contact tracing to identify every individual who may have come into close contact with that patient, as per established Public Health Practices, and everyone identified during contact tracing will be tested & placed under quarantine.
The Ministry says this is to ensure containment and prevent in-country transmission, and they are reassuring the public that all necessary actions are being undertaken.
The Ministry also urges the general public to continue to follow proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and is strongly encouraging persons to maintain social distancing and quarantine as advised.
The public is further advised to inform health officials in their districts of anyone not adhering to quarantine measures.
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