2020 coronavirus pandemic in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
First outbreakUnited Kingdom
Arrival date11 March 2020
(3 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases1

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in March 2020. There first confirmed case was discovered on 11 March 2020. The patient was declared virus free on 27 March 2020. The second confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on April 1 2020.



On 11 March, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines confirmed its first case.[1] The passenger had travelled from the United Kingdom to Saint Vincent via Barbados. They travelled on British Airways to Barbados and onward to Saint Vincent via LIAT.[citation needed]

On March 27, 2020 it was announced by Minister of Health, Senator Luke Browne, that a repeat test for the patient who originally tested positive was now negative.[citation needed]

On April 1, 2020 St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its second confirmed case of COVID-19.[2] Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves announced that the annual Vincy Mas festival will be cancelled for 2020, in order to protect the population from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.[3]


  1. ^ Admin (12 March 2020). "BREAKING NEWS: St. Vincent confirms first case of coronavirus disease COVID-19". St. Lucia News Online. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
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