COVID-19 pandemic in Saint Kitts and Nevis
|COVID-19 pandemic in Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Location||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Arrival date||25 March 2020|
(3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)
|Confirmed cases||15 (2020-05-13)|
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.
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. The lockdown was later extended to 07:00 9 April, and further extended to 18 April with two days of partial lockdown in order to buy essential goods. The lockdown was once again extended to 25 April.
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.
References[change | change source]
- "NATIONAL STATISTICS". COVID-19 @ gov.kn. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
- "St. Kitts and Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases". 25 March 2020.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Prime Minister Harris' Address to the Nation on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020". COVID-19 @ Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
- "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.
- "Two thousand residents benefit from Social Security's COVID-19 response in St. Kitts-Nevis". Ziz Online. Retrieved 4 May 2020.