A young male family/household member, who travelled to Anguilla with one of COVID-19 positive visitors who arrived on Saturday, November 28th, tested positive for COVID-19 today. The young man, an established contact of that case, was under quarantine and subsequently developed mild symptoms. He was tested for COVID-19 and the test came back positive. He now remains in isolation at an approved location.
The foregoing is another illustration of the protocols for testing, quarantine/isolation and contact tracing that are in place to minimize the risk of transmission.
The Ministry notes that as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise internationally, the risk continues for Anguilla to import cases. Therefore, the Ministry continues to stress the importance of our stringent entry testing and quarantine protocols. All persons must submit a negative COVID-19 test conducted 3-5 days before arrival, be tested on entry, quarantine and have a negative test to exit quarantine.
The Ministry of Health reminds the public to practice hygienic measures to protect against COVID-19. These include:
• Frequent Handwashing; if water is unavailable utilize an alcohol-based hand rub.
• Covering coughs or sneezes with a disposable tissue or in the crook of a flexed elbow. • Avoiding contact with persons who are ill with symptoms of acute respiratory infections such as fever or cough.
• Regularly clean surfaces and objects that are frequently touched or handled
The Ministry will continue to provide timely and accurate information. Persons with any questions or concerns that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584-4263, that is 584-HAND.
The Ministry of Health will continue to provide timely updates through our media partners, our official Facebook page or at www.beatcovid19.ai.