COVID-19 pandemic in Saint Kitts and Nevis

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COVID-19 pandemic in Saint Kitts and Nevis
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationSaint Kitts and Nevis
First outbreakWuhan, China
Arrival date25 March 2020
(3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)
Confirmed cases15[1] (2020-05-13)
Recovered14
Deaths
0
Government website
covid19.gov.kn

The COVID-19 pandemic in Saint Kitts and Nevis is part of the ongoing global viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was confirmed to have reached Saint Kitts and Nevis on 24 March 2020.

On 24 March 2020. A 21-year-old male and a 57-year-old female that arrived in the federation from New York City became the first two confirmed cases of COVID-19. Both are nationals of St Kitts and Nevis.[2]

On 31 March 2020, full lockdown went into effect. From 19:00 31 March until 06:00 3 April there is a 24-hour curfew.[3] The lockdown was later extended to 07:00 9 April,[4] and further extended to 18 April with two days of partial lockdown in order to buy essential goods.[5] The lockdown was once again extended to 25 April.[6]

On 3 May 2020, it was reported that 2,000 people will have received benefits from the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. People who did not qualify in April will still benefit.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NATIONAL STATISTICS". COVID-19 @ gov.kn. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. "St. Kitts and Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases". 25 March 2020.
  3. "ST. KITTS-NEVIS MOVES INTO COMPLETE LOCK-DOWN FOR THREE DAYS TO FURTHER PROTECT CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS FROM THE SPREAD OF COVID-19". COVID-19 @ Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  4. "STATE OF EMERGENCY IN ST. KITTS AND NEVIS EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 09". COVID-19 @ Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  5. "Prime Minister Harris' Address to the Nation on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020". COVID-19 @ Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  6. "STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDS IN ST. KITTS-NEVIS AS GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO PROTECT CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS AGAINST THE SPREAD OF COVID-19". COVID-19 @ Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  7. "Two thousand residents benefit from Social Security's COVID-19 response in St. Kitts-Nevis". Ziz Online. Retrieved 4 May 2020.