COVID-19 HOTLINE: 141

Press Update (27th March 2020)

As of the last update sent on Wednesday 25th March 2020:

  • There are 7 positive cases of COVID-19 receiving treatment at the Isolation Centre at the Family Hospital.
  • All patients remain stable, except one who is in critical but stable condition.
  • All patients that were undergoing investigations at isolation centre have tested negative.
  • There is 1 patient being tested.
  • There are 190 persons in quarantine in four locations; Perseverance, Roche Caiman, Beau Vallon and Baie Lazare.
  • There are 102 persons in home quarantine as per public health guidelines, with appropriate follow up from surveillance team and the support of law enforcement.
  • Contact tracing continues to follow up on the contacts.

PRESS RELEASE

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November 30, 2020
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NIHSS partners with parents and friends in blood donation campaign
November 5, 2020

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'Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibilitity' is the theme for this year's World AIDS Day, commemorated today Tuesday 1st December.

The activities for the occasion were launched by the Principal Secretary for Health Dr Bernard during a workshop aimed at building capacity for HIV & viral hepatitis prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reading the Minister's messaged, PS Valentin reminded health workees that as healthcare providers they need to ensure that care continues during the response the pandemic and that HIV services are not affected.

While measures taken to respond to the pandemic national is seen to have impacted access HIV services such as educational outreach and testing, the Ministry of Health and it's partners are working strongly towards reinforcing these services as part of continuity of care programmes.
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