THE Sandals Resort in Grenada is now designated a place of screening and assessment as Grenadian authorities have discovered a cluster of 26 positive Covid-19 cases at the popular resort.
In a press release by Grenada’s Ministry of Health stated that the positive cases included 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 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. This is a rapidly evolving situation and Health officials will continue to update the public as circumstances warrant,” the Ministry of Health stated.
The ministry stated that in the upcoming days tightening of measures related to activities and daily life in order to protect public health and safety will take place and again called on all citizens and visitors to join the effort in observing the health and safety protocols, including the exercising of enhanced caution in daily activities, especially when using public transportation and in participating in social activities.
Given the present situation, Grenada’s government is putting a limit on public social gatherings and the Chief Medical Officer has also advised that permissions previously granted to organisers for upcoming social events be under review.
As at Sunday, Grenada had recorded 30 positive Covid-19 cases.