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Covid-19 in two schools on Carriacou

THE NEW TODAY has received reports of the discovery of Covid-19 in two schools on the sister isle of Carriacou.

An impeccable source has identified the schools as the Bishop’s College and the Harvey Vale government school.

There have been no reports from the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Education on Mainland Grenada about the presence of the deadly virus in the two schools on the ward island.

According to the source, one student at Bishop’s College tested positive for the virus and “two or three” at the Harvey Vale institution.

He said that the two schools were forced to close down after lunch on Friday due to the discovery of Covid-19.

He stated that the virus cases among the student population is most likely linked to the recent outbreak of a Covid-19 cluster from the Dolly C vessel which plies the route between Grenada and the sister isle of Carriacou.

Several members of the crew tested positive for the virus after the boat returned to Grenada from neighbouring Trinidad & Tobago where it went on Dry Dock for about three weeks undergoing maintenance work.

The source said that relatives of some of the affected students are known to have been in close contact with persons from Dolly C who had tested positive for the virus.

“It is linked directly (to the vessel),” he remarked.

THE NEW TODAY has also heard of a possible Covid-19 case in recent days at a school in the St. George North-west constituency of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell.

On Friday night, the latest figures released on the Dashboard of the Ministry of Health showed that Grenada had seven new cases of Covid-19 bringing the overall figure to 5,907 since the virus was first detected on the island in March 2020.

Grenada has recorded 200 deaths from the virus with most of them occurring during a spike in late August and lasting for about eight weeks.

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