BREAKING NEWS: Dominica has two new cases of COVID-19

Dominica is reporting two new cases of Covid-19.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit via a live address to the nation this afternoon. The two positive cases stem from 37 returning cruise ship employees that were tested, 35 of the cases tested negative for the virus while only 2 tested positive.

The 35 returnees who tested negative will remain under mandatory observation for another two weeks.

Full address by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit below:

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17 Comments

  1. June 2, 2020

    Well, at least we know that it came from that cruise ship employees, let us hope that they are the only 2 out of the 37. Let us pray that the other 35 will continue to test negative, in Jesus’ name. Amen!

  2. Me
    June 2, 2020

    Has Roosevelt Skerrit now also assumed the role of Minister of Health?

    • Desporah
      June 2, 2020

      Some of you idiosy ir biasness shows. Are the world leaders ministers of health?

      • Me
        June 2, 2020

        (1)- no, they are not.
        (2)- is Skerrit a world leader?

  3. CHILDISH
    June 2, 2020

    Thanks for the information Mr. Skerrit – well the only way we can seriously control or mitigate the spread of this virus is to work together following the health protocols, hygiene and practices and advice being put forward by the Ministry of Health. It also requires us , all of us. to exercise self discipline and that self discipline has to begin at the top. So for example you and your health protocol people can’t say to us that no beach and river going/ no family picnics yet still you are seen at the Emerald Pool doing the very same thing you and your covid 19 administrators are calling out to us not to do. Man step up to your responsibilities and stop exhibiting yet another scenario where you are telling us do what I say, not what I do, literally embarrassing your Minister of Health and his staff.

    • Batibou River
      June 3, 2020

      Didn’t you know that there are 2 sets of laws and rules… one for Skerrit and his cabal and one for the rest of us. Open all your eyes!

  4. Hj
    June 1, 2020

    Just when I thought things were going back to normal.

  5. derp
    June 1, 2020

    It’s only a matter of time till those returning start to spread it to the general population, no way you gonna catch all of them

    • DominicanSkeptic
      June 1, 2020

      You’re statment is just fear mongering on NO reasonable basis.

      • Staying The Course
        June 2, 2020

        Folks, we must remain disciplined and vigilant at all times and until will we are out of the danger zone which may be months from now.

        This invisible, silent and deadly scourge is relentless in its attack, lulling those who slip up into a false sense of security.

        Let us continue to encourage and remind ourselves and each other to stay the course while continuing to pratice protocols of sound personal protection, safe interaction and sensible social distancing.

        My people, I agree this new normal SUCKS but our health and life depends on our full compliance.

        May YAH continue to bless, protect and sustain us all!!!

      • 72nations72elements
        June 2, 2020

        the statement is reality. Stop being a coward.

    • Dominican
      June 1, 2020

      Catch? It is literally controlled entrances…

      • Hj
        June 1, 2020

        Sorry to hear just when I thought things were going back to normal

      • Toto
        June 2, 2020

        Garçon, you have a way of putting things nu. It have enough people with controlled entrances that still catching sick.

    • Calibishie Warrior
      June 1, 2020

      You really should try to educate yourself about this virus, how it is spread and how to deal with it before you comment. Do yourself a favor.

      • My Bad
        June 1, 2020

        Who are the two people that tested positive ? Skerrit and Savarin? Well that’s cool

      • June 1, 2020

        I don’t think you are educated about the virus either. The scientists that’s are studying the virus can’t completely understand it how would he in dominica understand it? Everyday new Intel on this virus is coming out. Still I am I wasn’t happy when I saw employees from the cruises coming back to dominica. The first thing that came to mind I would be a second wave of the virus and so though so happened. That’s just the beginning. It’s not putting fear into people. It is being realistic, being human and living with your head on earth.

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