Update March 25th: The Ministry of Health released a statement dated March 24th announcing that four probably cases have been identified and will be rested.
A probably case is one where a suspect case could not be tested or testing is inconclusive.
March 24th– The island is now at seven positive coronavirus cases taking it to level 3 of the national management plan, according to the Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.
In an address to the nation which ended moments ago, the island’s leader revealed that five additional cases were confirmed based on contact tracing related to one of the two first cases, both imported from the UK.
In light of that development, the Hon Prime Minister announced that from Thursday, March 26, only Dominicans will be allowed border entry.
This, he says, is to give citizens a final chance to repatriate.
From Saturday, March 28, no one will be allowed into Dominica save for the transportation of necessities.
In his sombre statement, Hon Skerrit elaborated that martial law is not being imposed because he “has faith in Dominicans” who he is certain know how to “pull together” and “fall in line.”
The Prime Minister however warned that his Government will impose martial law if necessary.
In that address, he also shared that discussions are ongoing to secure a 125-bed portable facility to manage coronavirus cases.
Read the statement update here: STATEMENT FROM HOSPITAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR ON ADDITIONAL COVID-19 CASES
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Address to the Nation – 24th March, 2020
Posted by Roosevelt Skerrit on Tuesday, March 24, 2020