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Grenadian Government lifts curfew


(CMC) – The Grenada government Tuesday announced that it is lifting the four-hour curfew as the island continues to “manage” the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has killed 200 people and infected 5,909 others since March last year.

Health Minister Nickolas Steele, speaking at the post-cabinet news conference, also announced that travellers entering the island will now have to be tested on arrival as Grenada joined the rest of the global community in expressing its own concerns about the Omicron variant of the virus.

“We are observing what is happening with Omicron and we are observing what is happening in terms of spikes or waves we are seeing in other islands. We are monitoring. As a result of the Omicron threat as well as the spikes we are seeing in the region…we made a decision to start backtesting on arrival, but not quarantine.

“Individuals would be PCR tested on arrival at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) and allowed to leave pending their results within 12 to 24 hours. So there would not be a quarantine, but there would be a testing,” Steele said adding that the measure “is like most other countries that implement this system so to have a sense of the epidemiological situation and the external threats.

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