Video: Ministry of Health Press Briefing Wednesday, March 25th with Highlights

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Ministry of Health Press Briefing Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00pm



Chief Medical Officer, Ag, Dr Curvin Ferreira

Dominica China Friendship Hospital treats serious coronavirus cases, COVID Centre /St James center treats mild

Epidemiologist, Dr Shalauddin Ahmed

147 sampled, 118 tested, 11 positive, 4 inconclusive, 103 negative

10 cases from one community, 9 linked to one index case, 29 under observation from index case

58 in one quarantine building, 86 in home quarantine

Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit

Hotline number abuse

Douglas-Charles Airport closed from 12am Wednesday

Public servants to work from home

Private Sector discussion about working from home, legal regulations, banks to be engaged for continued service

Economy will be “extraordinarily impacted”

Ports opened for commerce

Outstanding VAT, income tax payment deadlines remain in effect

Invites support, constructive criticism, guidance, encouragement 

Chinese government to provide 1500 test kits, ventilators, additional human resources,

Thanks for help from Cuba

Curfew “not necessary”

Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre

“We will pull off this one”

COVID Centre now has 30 beds

Fast tracking fire station staff appointments


PM Roosevelt Skerrit Press Briefing

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Posted by Roosevelt Skerrit on Wednesday, March 25, 2020