BREAKING NEWS: Dominica records first positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dominica has reported its first positive case of the dreaded COVID-19 coronavirus.

Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Irving McIntyre, made the announcements in a media statement just moments ago.

McIntyre said that the patient is a 54-year-old Dominican citizen who recently returned to Dominica from the United Kingdom. He said the individual was placed under home quarantine from the time of arrival and has been under surveillance by a medical team.

The minister added that the person is being treated in a special isolation unit and will remain there until recovery.

“In accordance with public health practices, the ministry of health has initiated aggressive contact tracing to identify every individual who may have come into close contact with this patient,” McIntyre stated. “All individuals identified during contact tracing will be tested and placed under quarantine.”

He said the primary focus of the ministry of health is to ensure containment and prevent in-country transmission and assured the public that all necessary actions are being taken.

“The ministry advises the public to continue to follow proper hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and social distancing,” the health minister stated,” and to “inform health officials in their districts about anyone not adhering to quarantine measures.”

The video of the Health Minister’s announcement is posted below.

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101 Comments

  1. Exp0wpow
    August 21, 2020

    Something is real fishy here. Dominica has n covid case. It is a way of getting Intel on the x police officers coming back.. Skerro has one.on you all. The man always on top of his game ..

  2. LANGSAL
    March 24, 2020

    this derilic PM has created a crisis in our health sector, then he plundered our economy in to mendicancy and now he is inviting his friends called covid-19 to kill us. what a mook

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  3. LANGSAL
    March 24, 2020

    skerrit failed to closed our bordes even if the medical board wrote to him…. now we have covid-19.
    praise god for skerrit, if not him then who, five more years

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  4. SayItHowItIs
    March 23, 2020

    Dominicans is all of us that in it. What that have to do with closing borders. Did you read the news. The guy is a Dominican. Wasn’t it Dominicans that was saying ” everybody sending for their people, why they dough send for them” Look they come now. White man and Italian didn’t bring it down. Those same Dominicans all you wanted to bring down is them. So shut up about closing port and air port. the ports were open for Dominicans to be allowed to come home.

    Those boats on the bay front is bring down Dominicans. Port dough open for Cruise ship visitors. Use all you heads>>All you seeing nobody going on vacation now?

    Stop that politics nonsense. All Grenada port and schoolS close and they still get it. The VIRUS IS AIRBORNE. Can you CLOSE DOWN air???? People need to make the right decision at the right time. Closing schools down last month would solve nothing? cuz this month the virus still in full effect. You cannot control this virus you can only contain it..

    • Me
      March 25, 2020

      And to contain the virus you close the country before it gets here!

  5. Dominican Queen
    March 23, 2020

    You can’t be trusted. I’m sure they’re doing the best with what they have.

  6. Maria Peltier
    March 23, 2020

    I’m from the UK parents are from DA. Why the hell is Dominica allowing people in their country especially from England!!. Can’t they see what is going on ??. Those who are age 70 and over and or have underlying medical conditions have been asked to stay at home. They are saying they are trying to lessen the blow in preparation for when the peak happens as the health service here will struggle and not enough beds, ventilators etc. Who am I to tell anyone how to run their country but in my opinion Dominica should wise up have tighter border controls , this virus is world wide now !!. Make sure people please follow good hand hygiene practice , wash your hands for 20 seconds all you need is soap and water. !!!!!

  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 23, 2020

    “McIntyre said that the patient is a 54-year-old Dominican citizen who recently returned to Dominica from the United Kingdom.
    He said the individual was placed under home quarantine from the time of arrival and has been under surveillance by a medical team.

    The minister added that the person is being treated in a special isolation unit and will remain there until recovery.”(McIntyre).

     Either  I am an idiot as I said I am; dumb or can’t read; but!

    Something is wrong here!

    “He said the individual was placed under home quarantine from the time of arrival and has been under surveillance by a medical team.”(McIntyre).

    So, how can this be; unless somebody who claims to be a doctor, is also a notorious liar!

    “The minister added that the person is being treated in a special isolation unit and will remain there until recovery.”(McIntyre).

    How can he be quarantine at home while at the same time being treated in some special isolation unit? 

  8. Braindamage
    March 23, 2020

    Well, Mr. Done come down here with his bag of virus. Unfortunately one or two virus escaped from him.
    In the next week or so, a few Dominicans are going to start to cough with fever… sad
    Careful little hands what you touch..

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  9. Iamanidiot
    March 22, 2020

    Someone coming from the UK currently a place with my cases than Wuhan itself, and y’ll just let the person moonwalk to their home? and tel them “Self quarantine” ? so what about the people living with them? they free to take the virus and bring it out the hosue?
    Why not take said individual and put them in a container at the back of the hospital for three weeks now said individual was all over the village.
    So what’s with all that hocus pocus of having the best test and only people who can test etc etc.

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  10. Ibo France
    March 22, 2020

    This was inevitable. There will be more cases. The world has become a global village and when olé country sneezes another country catches the cold. Citizens should adhere to all the instructions to avoid or mitigate the chances of becoming a victim to this dreaded virus.

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  11. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    March 22, 2020

    McIntyre, it would be against my conscience to call you or even Roosevelt a derogatory name at this moment, but  you might remember I said you were talking nonsense on the subject.
    This thing that Dominica is always first in everything, and a complete resilient country will be the detriment of our nation!

    I believe I mentioned something on DNO about the virus multiplies exponentially?

    On another occasion I made reference to termites eating a building to the grown, nevertheless the owner of the building only became aware when the building implodes.

    Boy, whereas you all have discovered one infected person, you can be guaranteed there might be ten or fifteen cases in the country already.

    To become a medical doctor I would hope you had some upper level math; such as trigonometry, calculus, and even physics.

    So, I hope you understand the terminology ” the virus multiplies exponentially!”

    Are you and doctor Punjab/Dusquesne HIFU Roosevelt Skerrit going to keep the…

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    • Man bites dogs
      March 24, 2020

      @Francisco, You are a fool what hell you on about all the crap singing and dancing you going on with you out of your stupid head my man why can’t you be like a grown-up man at a time like this Francisco, You should take a leaf from people such as Elizabeth, and Ido France, and write something sensible, don’t forget you are on borrowed time Covid-19 is high in your part of the world I will be holding a candle for you 🕯️

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  12. March 22, 2020

    What difference would it make if all those questions you all are asking would be answered?

    You, people fail to humble yourselves and to call upon the Highest of the highs–God Almighty, Eternal Spirit, Christ Himself for His protection through mercy and compassion.

    All of the questions that you all are asking, are presenting the notion that you all don’t believe–like there is more to it than that–but how will your unbeliefs solve the problem that we are facing?

    To the rest of us, humble and faithful Dominicans, hold on there. There is no Law above the Laws of our Holy God, Most High; our Life situations are ruled by His Laws–whatever they are. However, He can change His mind by our contrite and humble plead–He did that for King Hezekiah, so can He for us

    Let us pray that He will give healing to that infected person and that He will block any more entries of the sickness from entering our country and our homes. In the name of Jesus.

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    • Toto
      March 24, 2020

      Oh woman, shut up!!! You hear.!You don’t think that your zGod is aware what is happening. We need real action now and leave that praying for another time.

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    • out of south city
      March 24, 2020

      Stop being hypocritical. On one hand you are presenting yourself as being holier than thou but on the other hand you despise certain people. I just can’t understand you so-called christians. There is too much division, backbiting and hate among you all.
      UNAPOLOGETIC

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  13. Q..?
    March 22, 2020

    I can bet all those poeple who are out there ranting don not leave in Dominica, but leave in BIG American. they stop counting in the Big USA because the cases are daily. In Italy and world wide death by the hundreds, we Dominican are too critical, we should stop asking questions that can’t/won’t be answered. Let give the ones who are exposed to the virus, Hospital staffs, Medical staffs, firemen, police officers those who risk their lives to have common areas disinfected are little support. That’s the first case in Dominica which proves Our small island and those responsible are doing the best they can (PREVENTION)! Our goal today should be prayer because this can get much bigger than our big months and typing with those .com fingers. protected by God…

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 24, 2020

       “I can bet all those poeple who are out there ranting don not leave in Dominica, but leave in BIG ”

       Before you talk fart, learn to read, write and spell correctly!

      ” poeple”: the correct spelling is thus; “people!”

      Note: the word “leave” means someone like you is leaving one place to travel to another place or location.

      The word is “live” which means someone is residing at a specific, or particular place. ”

      That’s the first case in Dominica which proves Our small island and those responsible are doing the best they can (PREVENTION)!

      Our goal today should be prayer because this can get much bigger than our big months and typing with those .com fingers. protected by God…

      ” The above rhetoric is an indication you did not have a formal education, one misspell word I can understand, but whereas you bracket a word written in capital letters followed by an exclamation punctuation mark is an indication you had very little elementary schooling. 

      Dominica…

      • Q..?
        March 25, 2020

        Thanks for the education. You are correct I did not go to (scoll)!!!!!!!!…You are the intellectual With all your knowledge, can you help in the development of a vaccine?…!!!!!? And do a test on yourself first…

        As soon as you are able to help me I will sign up with you for further education..
        little do you know I am only 12 yrs old. adults like yourself are the ones to discourage the young..I am isolated at home…hope you are, because I know for sure you will die before me. Stop barking like a dog…

        Tomorrow I will be the Doctor for the people because that is my goal.

        Je suis Français, bonne journée et merci.

  14. Aba
    March 22, 2020

    Blame the Dominican Government for keeping the entry and exit doors open to every human to come in or to go out. The government could deny entry to anyone and everyone entering for the safety and protection of its citizens. But no they kept on playing hero. How does it work out playing hero? Real stupid. There’s no way we can play hero when we are humans.

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    • BuPa
      March 24, 2020

      That’s what you get when you have a little **** ass teacher calling himself PM and believing to be so clever. Let me tell you all, that man is a liability to our country. First he skimmed the treasury, no he mishandles a deadly pandemic!

    • Man bites dogs
      March 24, 2020

      @Aba, Your comments is so brilliant it makes me feel like crying, I can remember years ago someone said to me if ever I am feeling a bit low do not read the comments on DNO she was right all crap coming from people like you. Just for the record shut down – lockup one mistake and we all will be dead in the gutter Covid-19 Virus is in the air waiting for that mistake stop that stupid blame game and save your life.

      • Toto
        March 25, 2020

        Dogbiter, PM is in charge he say so. He had a chance to close down the country, at least close the border but he did not so he failed, no argument.

    • out of south city
      March 24, 2020

      I guess it’s because there’s no money in the treasury so the ports stayed opened so that business would continue as usual. When you have a prime minister who thinks he is invincible and plays with people’s lives that’s the kind of hardship that will prevail because it seems like he speaks for all the ministers and the people are scared of him. When Mr. Linton was trying to present some COMMON SENSE to the nation, he was despised. Our people have to go through disasters first before common sense settles in their brain but sometimes it is too late.

      UNAPOLOGETIC

  15. Me
    March 22, 2020

    On a positive note, let us hope he remains the only one that remains poitive tested, so we better stay our ass inside.

  16. D/can to d bone
    March 22, 2020

    I am so upset because if they had close the borders that uk man would not enter. I knew that they were waiting for the virus to reach and then close…total nonsense. Allu not easy eh. So allu satisfy it reach eh well look it..me self so long i in my hole..my border close long time. I hope allu contain that sh%t from spreading.

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  17. Possie Direct
    March 22, 2020

    The sad thing about this breaking news is, we sit there and allow Skerrit to lie to us day after day and yet we treat him like he is God. In fact we keep rewarding him with more votes for destroying us and our country. I don’t blame him for COVID-19 because he didn’t create it. But I blamed him for not taking steps to address and protect us from that deadly disease. You already failed to protect our boarders from the hotspots and failed to close down schools and address social gathering, how on Earth could you have someone from England on quarantine at his house and yet the man was going every where? Now the man confirmed positive for the virus all you telling people to call health official if we see them in them in public. I mean they not even saying to call police you know. So Mr. Skerrit, you from Vielle case and know most of the people that came from Guada on Friday and quarantining in Possie. Sir, the majority of them are home 2 days after arriving. So go get them cuz u know…

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  18. Stop this pandemic
    March 22, 2020

    All Caribbean Governments should stop this pandemic from spreading and close ALL borders unless it is for medical equipment to be transported. Is it risk putting their countrymen in a situation that can be prevented? When government officials report that it is usually mild, have they themselves experienced this to know? Some people said Zika symptoms were mild yet to some it felt like a bus hit them. Look at what is happening all over the world and those in charge should take their heads from out of the sand.

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  19. shrewd
    March 22, 2020

    Whenever there is one case, you multiply it by five and then by five so we now have twenty five possible cases of this covid 19 virus. This is the result of one man running things in Dominica.

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  20. shrewd
    March 22, 2020

    Please pray for this government, ask God to give them basic common sense because they certainly lack wisdom. All schools schools should be closed immediately. please do not allow this to get out of control because of your indecisiveness and down playing of this virus.

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    • out of south city
      March 24, 2020

      Ever since I know myself we have been praying but it seems the more we pray, the worse things become. Stop praying to a dead white man on a cross who cannot and will never save us and get back to the god of our forefathers. Can’t we see the situations we are in ever since our forefathers were sold into slavery? I don’t expect to get any thumbs up but I am telling the truth. Unless we unite as a people, we will never be saved. There is no one who will ever save us but ourselves.

      UNAPOLOGETIC

  21. Chris C
    March 22, 2020

    You had your chance, Dominica and you blew it. You just HAD to keep accepting visitors.

    I am in the UK and I am telling you straight – 1 is never 1. The storm is coming and you had all better isolate yourselves NOW.

    You need to see how far this has spread and allow it to be contained and dealt with because, trust me, this can spread like a bushfire.

    Also – do NOT panic buy!!!! That has TOTALLY screwed the UK up and everyone suffers for it.

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  22. Bwa-Banday
    March 22, 2020

    I see two ambulances were involved in the response so I am assuming that not one but many people were taken for quarantine. Delices is a small village, Dominica is a small island so here is what the Marking Tyre Doc or ************** need to tell us;
    1. What flight did he (they) arrive on?
    2. Has the airline been notified?
    3. Have those who went through immigration from that flight been contacted and quarantined?
    4. Have the customs and police/ immigration officers who dealt with him been quarantined along with all those they have interacted with since then been notified and asked to self quarantine?
    5. Has the driver and other people who with him from the airport been quarantined?
    6. Has the police officer that sold him gas in Delices and interacted with him been quarantined?
    7. What about the officers at the officer who sold him gas workplace?
    8. What about those they have ineracted with?
    9. What those that hang out withn him all last week?

    Well Delicies…

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  23. RBD Cenema
    March 22, 2020

    ” the health minister stated,” and to “inform health officials in their districts about anyone not adhering to quarantine measures.”
    Really Doctor McIntyre? You see the trouble we have on our hands because of bad management and leadership.
    1. Mr. Minister do we know all those in quarantine?
    2. Say I saw a person that was expected by to be in quarantine from Guadeloupe,: the fact that he or she escaped and finds their selves at home or by their boyfriend/girlfriend, what would calling health district do if he or she had the virus and spread it already?
    3. Mr. Minister, check on those that came from Guada in Friday and were supposed to be quarantined in Portsmouth and find out how many were there and how many missing. That is such a joke with these movie stars that go my the name of ministers boy. Call bobbles and find out

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  24. TI NOM
    March 22, 2020

    the next few weeks will raise a serious ethical question among Dominicans. what you value more, the economy or the health of your fellow citizens. only time will tell.

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    • Toto
      March 24, 2020

      Listen man, there will be no economy when that disease take hold of us. But it may be already too late. PM wanted to show the world we were safe but that is foolishness if you don’t close the border, so easy to do we are an island after all

  25. Dean A
    March 22, 2020

    You stupid, stupid, stupid people. You had your chance and you blew it.

    The country left it’s orders open and had all the opportunities and all of the advance knowledge this could happen. I am in the UK and the UK had the same ridiculous way of thinking and now look at us, growing at a faster rate than Italy. If you think that Dominica can handle this….. And for God’s sake I do pray that it can, I have strong concerns.

    You do not know how long is person has been in the country and how widespread this person has been moving. Dominica has so many elderly people and I’m telling you straight that there’s no way on earth your people are strong enough.

    it’s all going to be a matter of luck to understand just how many people is person has been in contact with, and who they’ve been in contact, with and who they’ve been in contact with…..and so on. It works like that. PREVENTION WAS THE ONLY CARD YOU HAD TO PLAY.

    Where? Which areas must isolate?

    I am beyond fuming!!

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  26. Concerned person
    March 22, 2020

    It would be nice to know how this passenger arrived in Dominica because it has to be traced all the way from the initial place of origin and intransit stops too

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  27. Babucarr Bajinka
    March 22, 2020

    We as a people to like to criticize and pass blame. Dominica is not immune to anything so let us come together and make sure this thing don’t spread. Power house America is to it’s knees right now let’s show the world we are a together nation. We can talk as much as we want it’s here, what should have been done wasn’t so let’s contain it. If you have a dry constant cough go and get tested. Better safe than sorry. Your prime minister and minister of health cannot keep you safe you have to keep yourself safe. Practice safe distance and proper hygiene.

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  28. Tobby
    March 22, 2020

    Every body on the plane that entered Dominica is at risk, I wonder where they went. They should subject themselves right away for medical check up when they heard the news and don’t go around spreading it.

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  29. Upset
    March 22, 2020

    Allu knw Corona in the UK yet allu allow planes to come in and now I have Corona in Dominica. All that could have been prevented if the damn A** had close the ports……………………

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    • Blank
      March 22, 2020

      Of cooourse the “first” case was immediately detected and quarentined. Right right.

    • Lin clown
      March 22, 2020

      These UWP are just idiots.Dominica population is about 73,000 if you give everyone $2,000 for 6 months,that is $876,000,000.According to LENNOX LINTON government should close all our BORDERS,nothing coming in,nothing going out.How long is closing our borders going to last?Even if Linton and his bunch of UWP idiots have 1.2 billion dollars on what are they going to spend it?NOTHING COMING IN,DOMINICANS ARE GOING TO STARVE.That is the reason UWP should not be onboard,these people have nothing positive to say.We MUST find a way to get goods into this country or LABOURITES DIE,and UWP SURVIVE

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      • Bwa-Banday
        March 24, 2020

        Keep playing politics with such an important issue. One day, sooner rather than later all those like you who put politics first will regret it because the god I serve is NOT a Bajan police officer. Keep attacking Lennox while those who you should be calling on get away with murder.

      • out of south city
        March 24, 2020

        Just get out of here with your stupid comment. Only Mr. Linton had some sense previous to the first case being declared. Common Sense is not always common.
        UNAPOLOGETIC

    • Batibou River
      March 23, 2020

      I just hope that all my fellow Dominicans now finally wake up and smell the coffee. The country no longer can afford to keep this PM. Not only does he enrich himself massively at the expense of our country but now he also risks the very existence of our beautiful island because of his incompetence and laziness. March to Roseau and kick the man out! Enough is enough, he and his so called Ministers are a liability to this country now.

    • Dominican Queen
      March 23, 2020

      If he had closed the ports allu would have called him wicked. Damned if you do damned if you don’t.

    • Sir Banan
      March 23, 2020

      Dem People there have a problem and they too dammm troublesome, why the hell would you want to leave the UK where you know the risk is high and travel back to your country to kill your own people , no brainer , stay you all bumpy troublesome self where you all are stop moving the fk around.

    • Barbara Saunders
      March 23, 2020

      Upset
      British Airways does not fly into Dominica so no planes from UK were allowed into Dominica. Saw on DNO St. Lucia just now closed its port

      I am upset too just like the whole world is upset. Some of them have all their silver and gold and yet could not stop it from coming into their countries. Italy is a very rich country but see what’s happening there. We are all sorry that we have now recorded a case. We were among about only three countries in the Caribbean which had not had a confirmed case. Unfortunate that we now do.

      These things are chicken and egg situations. Had the ports been closed too early and then something critical happened requiring us to have used the port we would not have heard the end of the story.

      I think whatever happened the government would have got chewed up so I guess all those who were calling for the cases are now happy we got one so they can jump down the government’s throat.

      Let’s pray to be spared any escalation in our country.

  30. RJ
    March 22, 2020

    He finally comes out with it. However, I doubt this is the first case. Dominica’s government is opaque and can’t be trusted.

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    • Langsal
      March 22, 2020

      Boy this is really skerrit fault because he allowed all never shut the borders down. Look now enough backdoor Woodford Hill. Those idiots believe they are doing woodfordhill and environment well.
      Dominicans are a different species of humans…. Cannot believe these people are so stupid…..
      As for the government I just smfh

    • Poor people governor
      March 23, 2020

      Who they thought they were fooling? I knw the covid 19 was in dominica but there were just trying to hide it with cover ups and lies

    • hmmmm
      March 23, 2020

      You sounding sooooo stupid saying that. Why would a government hide a virus that can affect their friends, family, wifes, girlfriends, for what ?? Where the other cases? All you stupid Dominicans is the worst. Everywhere it have corona and they not checking it you hearing it spreading . but dominica own not spreading nobody not dying it just have it and they hiding it. You can hide CoronaVirus?

  31. Martinez Montrose
    March 22, 2020

    😩😩😩😩😩😵😩😵😵😵 take care Domimica 🤜

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    • March 22, 2020

      Calling on the Ministry of Education. All over the news social distancing. 6 feet away from each other. What about the schools. How long we going to continue to be in close contact with students. Schools are crowds. Simple English!! What are you all waiting for to close schools. When a case reach in the schools. Say something Minister of Education!!!! We are in crowds everyday in the schools!!!

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  32. asia
    March 22, 2020

    does it ave school

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    • Bwa-Banday
      March 22, 2020

      No. Skerrit still have the schools and ports open as I write but that may change shortly

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    • March 22, 2020

      The Prime Minister addressed the nation tonight. Schools and classes will be closed effective tomorrow until further notice.

    • Concerned
      March 23, 2020

      Omg here I was thinking it’s not gonna reach us. I just hope that it’s only one case there is and we get rid of it once and for all……take caution guys

    • australia
      March 23, 2020

      No it doesn’t ave school tomorrow. It doesn’t ave red clinic either, no more money left.

    • Josephine Baptiste
      March 24, 2020

      If any of my family are compromised and die from this virus, I will personally hold the Government of Dominica liable for any deaths.

      Expect lawsuits Dominica.

  33. Liandra
    March 22, 2020

    This is ridiculous.
    Doc Mc, PM, Dominicans, how did the man arrive on island, private jet?
    Who screened him at immigrations, don’t you think these officers have friends and family that they’ve been in contact with? And these ppl have been to shops and supermarkets… Our entire airport is now contaminated. How did he get home, teleportation? Did he even go home straight? Who does he live with, where do these people work?
    Dominicans protesting for all kinds of maji but sitting down and mumble behind social media where their health is concerned?
    What coshoni that?! As my granny would say tanto tanto

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    • Pipo
      March 22, 2020

      Look Luanda, I understand your concern, which I share with you but does it have any Dominican that can fly back home from the U.K. by private jet? As I understand it he was a BA to passenger that connected by Liat to Melvill Hall from Antigua. They obviously knew he showed symptoms upon arrival but what bothers me greatly that they allowed him to go home to self quarantine and not isolate him straightaway. Also, they obviously knew that he was being tested when the Govt had their press conference last Friday. Yes, they may have been truthful in telling us they had no confirmed case yet but they could have told us a suspect was being tested. You see that is what I dislike about Skerrit. We never get the full story so it is difficult to believe him. I suggest we cut our costs and postpone that cricket tournament this summer because I do not think visitors will come anyway.

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    • Pipo
      March 22, 2020

      Look Liandra I understand your concern, which I share with you but does it have any Dominican that can fly back home from the U.K. by private jet? As I understand it he was a BA to passenger that connected by Liat to Melvill Hall from Antigua. They obviously knew he showed symptoms upon arrival but what bothers me greatly that they allowed him to go home to self quarantine and not isolate him straightaway. Also, they obviously knew that he was being tested when the Govt had their press conference last Friday. Yes, they may have been truthful in telling us they had no confirmed case yet but they could have told us a suspect was being tested. You see that is what I dislike about Skerrit. We never get the full story so it is difficult to believe him. I suggest we cut our costs and postpone that cricket tournament this summer because I do not think visitors will come anyway.

    • March 22, 2020

      Pointing fingers and playing the blame game. The man is Dominican.

      • Toto
        March 24, 2020

        So what, he also have corona virus no different from any other person in the world that have that sickness. Corona do not make exception for Dominicans, not even Skerrit or the pope himself.

  34. Nathaniel Peltier
    March 22, 2020

    Guess people should be told who is in quarantine.

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    • Dominican Queen
      March 23, 2020

      No they should not. This creates a stigma. You would not line to be in this Dominican society with everyone knowing that you were isolated for any reason. You don’t know who any other government had quarantined, why missy Dominica say?

  35. Window curtain
    March 22, 2020

    I’m a concern citizen, I think a vital piece of information is missing. On what day did the person fly into Dominica. I think we need to know.

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    • Father C
      March 23, 2020

      There is a good reason for them not making this public! I’m sure you can answer for yourself if you take an educated guess. My guess, the person arrived some 7-8 days ago.

    • Dominican Queen
      March 23, 2020

      Why is the day necessary? Will you go back in time and fix things?

    • H
      March 23, 2020

      And what flight. Other persons who were on this flight need to be informed too!

  36. Ange Reality
    March 22, 2020

    I think that all entries wether by air or sea should be advised by the gorvernment to be stopped immediately.

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    • Mac
      March 22, 2020

      Skrett is God to many Dominican, lets see how true they are now, when they say they will die for Skrett?

    • Dominican Queen
      March 23, 2020

      I think so too.

  37. The dead don't talk
    March 22, 2020

    If only IF Only, the dead could talk then they would have told us that they died in Dominica with coronavirus. But unfortunately the dead only vote in Dominica. Here is my favorite passage in the bible: Luke 16: 30 “And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

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    • Father C
      March 23, 2020

      So true, so very true!

  38. Empress
    March 22, 2020

    Oh yeah, what is the person’s name? is that person a native? Have they been to infected countries? Village is that person from? how long has that person been on the island? who are the people they are related too? Basically can we see the medical records. This is the news information we would like.

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    • Dominican
      March 22, 2020

      I don’t think the person’s medical records is any of your business tbh.. If you read it, you would have seen they came from the UK, which is an infected country.

    • Q..?
      March 22, 2020

      God forbid, if you are HIV positive, would you be okay with your personal medical file be on social media for everyone to see? Do you think that you knowing can prevent the spread? The person is being quarantined…that’s all the public needs to know and we pray..

    • Dominican Queen
      March 23, 2020

      Why you need all of this information? You gonna fix things? What other country is giving this information? You will put many people’s lives at stake with this in. No you cannot know anything more than there’s a case on the island!!

    • Concerned Citizen
      March 23, 2020

      Please let us know who these ppl are so those who have made contact can identify themselves or quarantine themselves. This is how we the public can help at this point.

    • Patriotic
      March 23, 2020

      This really isnt a time for political nonsense. Not a single country was prepared for coronavirus. Not even the most advanced nations in the world.

      This really isnt a time for “what should have been done” even if we had shut out borders…ppl would come in illegally….even if we try to enforce quarantine…some stubborn idiot will always ignore the quarantine.

      Remember the ebola outbreak ? Ppl DUG TUNNELS TO ESCAPE QUARANTINE !

      We need to unite as a people. It is already here. The fight is in our court. Let us fight together.

  39. macgyver nicholas
    March 22, 2020

    the case was imported the airport never close liat just landed and seaborne is at five o’clock

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  40. jani
    March 22, 2020

    Dominica Close your border. Cancel flights unless it is necessary. Its not worth the risk

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    • Up den dung
      March 22, 2020

      Come one, come all. De country broke so we need all de money we can get, Corina viris or not. We spent all de money on RED Cloth to turn Dominica ReD. Corina viris is the best blow to all politicians.

    • Dominican Queen
      March 23, 2020

      Agree!! But will the ignorance that flows so freely on the island see it as a necessary step?

  41. Anne Winn
    March 22, 2020

    How about some complete reporting? Where has the Victim been. What village do they live. Have they traveled off island? Where? Where and how are they being. treated? Isolated.

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  42. dee
    March 22, 2020

    …………..today this announcement . The individual is already quarantined but it’s as if the individuals result, was just returned as positive, this here Sunday Morning therefore announcement straight away .We even already know where the person is quarantined , ……………..

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  43. D
    March 22, 2020

    What day did they fly into the island? We need more information

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  44. Goodweed
    March 22, 2020

    Not having closed Dominica’s borders a week ago is definitely a sign of poor leadership.

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    • Alan Gamble
      March 22, 2020

      There are too many inconsistencies and lack of transparency in Dr. McIntyre’s story to engender trust. As others have written, why not state the date the man arrived from U.K.? When exactly was test administered and how long before results were confirmed? If he was under home quarantine, was family/neighbors/village informed? Allegations are that he worshiped Sunday morning at Delices Pentecostal church, and only afterwards was picked up by ambulance.
      US President Trump denied/hid the truth for weeks resulting in HUGE increase of infections. Dominica must immediately lock down all ports and village of Delices (if confirmed) and be MUCH more open with what is known. The people will always find the truth.

    • Dominican Queen
      March 23, 2020

      You are a sign of poor leadership. If you were on your way home from vacation and could not get in because Skerro get that morning abs closed all boarders you’d have a different song singing. Easy to say what should be done when you’re not the one making the decision.

    • Dominican to the bone.
      March 23, 2020

      If the border was closed a week ago wouldn’t make a diffence. Carnival was late last month and citizens and visitors were in and out. It was business as usual. No one complained. Globally, we are in a crisis. No one is to be blamed for Coronavirus. First let’s help one another including the government. Stop the name-calling; stop the properganda, and stop the politics. You may not like your PM, but his the PM. Let’s pray and help one another. Follow the guidelines, wash your hands thoroughly, stop socializing and stop criticizing. Peace!

  45. Moi Mem
    March 22, 2020

    At long last all you cannot hold it again!!!!

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  46. I love my PM
    March 22, 2020

    So I would like to hear from the idiots who thought it would never get here. We are too stubborn, foolish and small minded. Thank you Mr. PM. And remember he has been in contact with others. Let’s see how it plays out…

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  47. lexo
    March 22, 2020

    Its similar to if we are looking for band substances entering our country, we will report our first arrest for the band substance but how many people entered through the non policed ports of entry and was not caught, or those who entered legally but were not screened? the question remains; how many positive cases really exist and how many unsuspecting deaths was caused by this virus? Only questions

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    • D/can to d bone
      March 22, 2020

      I am so upset because if they had close the borders that uk man would not enter. I knew that they were waiting for the virus to reach and then close…total nonsense. Allu not easy eh. So allu satisfy it reach eh well look it..me self so long i in my hole..my border close long time. I hope allu contain that sh%t from spreading.

    • Dominica Ready!!!
      March 22, 2020

      So I hope the PM had already installed standpipes throughout the community that the coronavirus patient came from, with pipe attendants , so they could teach the people from that area how to wash their hands to ensure the virus doesn’t spread. Skerrit said he installing standpipes in Roseau to keep the virus out. Boy these guys just sickening

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    • Da Girl
      March 22, 2020

      I guess some people are happy now. It was to goog to be true that we have no cases…Dominica not good enough to have no cases. It was inevitable…we held out for as long as possible. What matters is that the authorities continue to do their best and the public continues to practice proper hygiene, hand washing etc.

  48. Jackson Andrew
    March 22, 2020

    I see hmm they handle this good didn’t they

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