Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 22, 2020 (SKNIS)
To continue safeguarding citizens and residents from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris reiterated that the borders remain closed to international commercial flights and visitors.  “Our borders will continue to remain closed to international commercial flights and visitors so as to prevent, and or delay the possibility of importing any new cases,” said PM Harris during an address to the nation on Friday, May 22, 2020. “The strict guidelines that we initiated some weeks ago have so far proven to be effective, and they have allowed us to flatten the curve.”
Prime Minister Harris expressed concern with the rate of the COVID-19 infection with our US allies especially in New York, New Jersey and Florida.   Every individual entering the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis since the COVID-19 outbreak will be quarantined for no less than 14 days. This is outlined in the COVID-19 Regulations made under the Emergency Powers Act.

“There is a procedure that has been established in practice and which must be followed if requests for entry are made. Anyone entering our country must go through a mandatory, or a compulsory quarantine period up to a minimum of 14 days, after which they must be tested and if found to be negative they will be reintegrated into the community. If they are found positive they will have to be isolated until they are fully recovered as per WHO guidelines,” he said. ”My heart grieves for those of our citizens there and everywhere who have contracted the virus and who have died after contracting COVID-19. We must do all we can to keep safe, avoid spreading the virus by adhering to well-established protocols.  Lives are at stake.  Let’s not take COVID-19 lightly.”

PM Harris noted that government prides itself

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