by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Ten persons, including two students from different schools on Nevis, have been tested for the coronavirus as a result of the contact tracing efforts extending to the island.
All 10 tests returned negative.
That was revealed by the Premier and Senior Minister of Health, the Hon. Mark Brantley at his May 25 press conference.
“Yesterday[May 24], we did ten samples and all through the grace of God came back negative. Among those samples, I’m told, were two students at two different schools who had come into primary or secondary contact with the individual, I believe is case 48 from St. Kitts.”
Brantley said the decision to close all public and private early childhood, primary and secondary schools in St. Kitts and Nevis was made at a meeting held on Monday, May 24, 2021, which involved representatives from the COVID-19 Task Force, the Federal Government, and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).
Brantley, who also serves as the NIA’s Senior Minister of Education, indicated that online platforms have been made available so that teachers may continue to administer their respective lesson plans to students at the primary and secondary level, particularly students preparing for CXC Examinations.