The recoveries decrease Montserrat’s active COVID-19 cases from seven (7) to three (3). The three (3) active cases remain in home isolation and are anticipated to also make a full recovery.
The Montserrat Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed the full recovery of an additional four (4) patients from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, May 1st, 2020.
Even as the number of active cases and new infections decreases, the Ministry of Health and Social Services continues to build its capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among several initiatives, health officials have indicated that they have increased their stock of personal protective equipment for staff; work has started on the renovations for an expanded isolation ward and efforts continues to build the Glendon Hospital Laboratory’s capacity to carry out testing of the disease on the island.
Given the uncertainty of the future of COVID-19, these necessary measures will ensure the Ministry of Health and Social Services can improve its efficiency and response, should the island face a long term future with COVID-19.
THE DMCA ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO ADHERE TO THE CURFEW DIRECTIVES ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTSERRAT; WEAR MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS IN CROWDED AREAS; PRACTICE BASIC HANDWASHING GUIDELINES & MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS.
THE DMCA ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO WASH THEIR HANDS THOROUGHLY BEFORE & AFTER TOUCHING ANYTHING IN PUBLIC; MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING; WEAR MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS IN CROWDED AREAS & MOST OF ALL DO NOT TOUCH YOUR EYES, NOSE OR MOUTH WITH YOUR HANDS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE CORONAVIRUS.