Grenada police were forced last night to take into custody and force into quarantine a female resident of Victoria, St. Mark linked to Sandals La Source resort who tested positive for Covid-19.
A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY that the individual was told to isolate herself at home but was not staying inside the house and was often going outside and creating fear and panic in the community.
He said the woman was taken from St. Mark by police and escorted to a government-run quarantine facility in the south of the island.
According to the source, the woman was also engaged in “cussing” health workers and others who approached her to behave herself and remain in home quarantine as ordered under the Quarantine act.
“This thing getting serious,” said the source who is a member of government’s Covid-19 team.
Under new legislation passed by government in Parliament, persons who violate Quarantine regulations can be fined up to EC$25, 000.000.
St. Mark is the constituency of Tourism & Civil Aviation Minister, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, who is the Line Minister for the “Hospitality Corridor” that was created for Sandals and other hotels to re-open the crucial tourism sector on the island.
Grenada has seen its Covid-19 figures skyrocket to 94 cases in one week after it was hovering around 41 previously.
The so-called “Sandals Cluster” has resulted in tension between the Keith Mitchell-led government and the International hotel chain which is insisting that there is no evidence to support a government claim that the outbreak of the virus started at the resort.
Sandals has reportedly hired its own medical team to retest a number of persons linked to the resort that had been declared to be positive with the virus by government health officials.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Sandals Management has called upon the Mitchell government in St. George’s to issue a public apology to the Jamaica-based International hotel Brand for pointing a finger at the resort for creating the cluster of Covid-19 cases on the island.