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Health Authorities ‘Suspect’ New COVID Strain in SVG – Gonsalves


(iWitness News) Some health officials in St. Vincent and the Grenadines suspect that the new, more easily-transmitted strain of COVID-19 is present in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said, on Monday, that this suspicion, however, is not supported by the result of tests conducted on COVID-19 samples.

“Therefore, we have to be even extra careful, even though I am advised that CARPHA had, upon testing of the samples which had been sent to them to see if there was a new strain that it was, said no.

“But there are persons in the health authorities who suspect that that might be the case,” he said on Star FM.

Gonsalves was at the time commenting on a large funeral in Barrouallie, on Saturday, which flouted the COVID-19 protocols that restrict indoor gatherings to 10 and outdoor gatherings to 20.

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