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Positive COVID cases at recent mass gatherings

Positive COVID cases at recent mass gatherings

The Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed that positive cases of COVID-19 attended the:

•Fish Fete on Saturday, 13th November, 2021 held on the Festival Grounds

•Phi Theta Kappa Honour Society Induction Ceremony on Monday, 15th November, 2021 at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College

The Ministry is asking all persons that attended the Fish Fete and the Phi Theta Kappa Ceremony to monitor themselves for symptoms for the next seven (7) days and strictly adhere to all the Public Health Protocols of proper mask wearing, social distancing and hand hygiene.

If you attended any of these events or have been in contact with someone who attended either of these events and are currently experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, then you should immediately self-isolate and call the Public Health Unit to schedule your test.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include (but are not limited to):

* Dry cough
* Tiredness
* Runny nose
* Loss of taste or smell
* Muscle or joint pain
* Sore throat
* Headache
* Aches and pains
* Diarrhoea
* A rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

Individuals can contact the Public Health Unit at 468-4936 or email phu@gov.vg with your name, date of birth, and the symptoms you are experiencing to schedule testing.

The Ministry of Health is reminding residents that COVID-19 continues to circulate in the territory and that they should remain vigilant and continue to adhere to Public Health Protocols.

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