Coronavirus: Three more Caribbean countries report cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus: Three more Caribbean countries report cases of COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to creep closer to The Bahamas as three more countries in the Caribbean reported their first cases of the virus on Thursday.

The Bahamas had no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus, which causes COVID-19, as of yesterday.

Cuba, The Bahamas neighbor to the south, reported three cases of the virus Thursday morning.

Three Italian visitors, who arrived on Monday, tested positively for the virus after traveling to the Sancti Spiritus province.

The first case of Coronavirus was also detected in Guadeloupe on Thursday.

A 36-year-old woman who returned from a cruise and was confined tested positive for the virus.

She did not need to be hospitalized, according to health officials.

Guadeloupe made the decision to close nurseries, schools and universities until further notice.

Trinidad and Tobago also confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday afternoon.

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said the patient, a 52-year-old citizen, returned from Switzerland on Monday.

Four other countries in the Caribbean reported cases of the virus this week.

The Dominican Republic had five confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday — four of whom recently arrived from Italy and a Canadian visitor.

Its first case was reported earlier this month.

Jamaica reported its second case of COVID-19 on Wednesday — a US embassy employee who returned from the United Kingdom.

Its first case was also imported from the United Kingdom, according to health officials.

Efforts were underway to curb the spread of the disease in Martinique, which had three confirmed cases of the virus as of Tuesday.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines registered its first case of COVID-19 Wednesday night — a woman who had travelled from the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Puerto Rican officials said Wednesday night they were tracing the movement of a Panamanian who spend the weekend in the country and returned to Panama, where she tested positively for COVID-19.

Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency that would allow the activation of the National Guard.

While several media reports asserted Guyana had observed its first case of the virus this, Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence said Wednesday there was no evidence of a case from “a medical standpoint”.

Nineteen other countries in the Caribbean have yet to report cases of the virus.

These included Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands and Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands and United States Virgin Islands.

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No more cruises in the Bahamas for a few months. They are a breeding ground for infestation of Coronavirus. It is all fun and games until the cruises bring sick people here and we get tons of cases. ( that will shut down the Bahamas) It is better to lose the cruise revenue then lose both cruise & air travelers. Besides cruise people are broke & spend no money. They are better off in they’re trailer home.

Going to Punta cana,Dominican on Thursday.
As long as door on the plane is open.

We spend all of our money on the cruise! 😂 $2000 for a cruise and another $2000 just to survive on the cruise. Damn right we are frugal when it’s time to get off the boat. We pay $200 just for a 50min massage. 😩

I guess you have NEVER taken a Cruise I really just took this personal …We are Broke & Spend No Money….
WOW… A Cruise is Not Cheap… It’s called All Inclusive… Your on a boat for days… They have to provide Everything….
Again a Cruise Is Not Cheap….

Any luck? We are supposed to leave Tuesday. Wondering how traveling and airport service is.

Please verify your info before you publish.St.Martin(French Side) and St.Barths are on the wrong list.It is well known that they both have reported cases of the virus

Such a ridiculous and demeaning comment. Just proves that stupidity is worse than the virus.

One case was reported in the Cayman Islands from a patient that was in cardiac arrest (heart attack) who was removed from a cruise ship token to a local health institution for emergency surgery. The patient had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus and recently passed away. There are no other reported cases at this time but precautionary measures are being taken seriously by the government,all health institutions and especially the staff members who had direct contact with the quarantined patient by being placed mandatory quarantine, It is very possible due to the ease and rapid spread of this virus that more case could possible emerge in the Cayman Islands.

And air travelers won’t bring the virus? Come on guy! Keep that air travelers coming. It’s not gonna be long! SMH.Your not Indestructible!

Anyone hear of any cases in St. Martin or St. Croix, We are supposed to travel there on the 30th of march, Through St. Thomas too

Ready to leave Saturday morning for two weeks to Aruba. Time Share for over a decade. Notified Monday the Island airport will shut down at midnight.

That’s the most ignorant comment I’ve heard. I’m sure you’re the one that’s in a trailer home.

Aruba got 3 confirmed case and has a travel ban on all international incoming passengers.

Are the ports closed to the Bahamas for cruise lines? We are scheduled to be there Mid April as well.

As of this date 3/21- Delta airlines have not canceled my flight for April 11 to Bahamas. They told me I would be notified of any cancellations by email. Delta also told me to hang in there …. I should say that I am from USA

How nasty I don’t live in a tailor and Americans are a big part of your economy! Anyway the Bahamas have some of the rudest people I’ll spend my money elsewhere like on a cruise!

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