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12 positive Coronavirus patients in Grenada

Health Minister Nicholas Steele has announced two more persons have tested positive for the coronavirus in Grenada bringing the total to twelve.

In a brief address to the nation Friday, the minister said that one of the two new cases is a 73 year old man who came into the country from the United Kingdom and the other is a 70-year old taxi-driver.

He stated that the person from the UK became symptomatic on 31 March and was tested on April 1 after he started to exhibit symptoms of the deadly disease.

According to the senior government minister, this individual came with his wife who has also been placed under quarantine.

In the case of the local taxi-driver, he had close contact with a person who had previously tested positive for the virus.

Minister Steele said that both individuals are in stable conditions but have been exhibiting “mild to moderate symptoms” of the disease.

However, he told the nation that two of the previous positive cases have developed certain complications and are currently receiving treatment in the ICU unit at the St. George’s General Hospital.

Minister Steele disclosed that 45 persons in Grenada have since been tested in connection with the COVID-19 disease.

Health officials in Grenada have been left embarrassed as one of the twelve positive cases slipped out of the island on an Air Canada flight a few days ago while he was supposed to be in quarantine.

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This resulted in the Grenada Airports Authority (GAA) being forced to ask the workers at the airport, who were on the shift when the individual came to the airport to board the flight, to go into self-imposed isolation for 14 days.

Grenada has reportedly contacted the relevant authorities in the United Kingdom to give them information about the coronavirus status of the man who left the island with two family members.