Ministry Says It Continues To Monitor Coronavirus Developments Internationally

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WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 29: (CHINA OUT) A community worker checks the temperature of courier in an Express station on January 29, 2020 in Hubei Province, Wuhan, China. Due to a transit shut down and lack of supplies, couriers have became the city's suppliers. The 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in Wuhan, China, has infected 6078 people and killed at least 132, mostly in China. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment wishes to again assure the public that there are no suspected cases of COVID-19 within the Caribbean region. The Ministry continues to monitor the air and seaports and will advise regarding any travel updates. The Ministry is appealing to the public that all nonessential travel to the People’s Republic of China be avoided.

 

The National COVID-19 task force is continuing to keep a close eye on ALL international developments as cases of the COVID-19 increase in major countries around the globe, to include Iran, Italy and South Korea. Japan and Singapore are also being closely monitored.

As COVID-19 spreads internationally, it’s important to know the symptoms and practice preventative measures. Symptoms include coughing, a high temperature, and shortness of breath.

The Ministry also reminds the general public to exercise proper hand hygiene as well as take general measures against becoming ill. The latter includes adequate rest and hydration and the avoidance of sick persons.

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