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Awarenity USA | Pregnant woman tests COVID positive at Camp Balandra 

The 14-day quar­an­tine pe­ri­od for the re­main­ing 28 was restart­ed and with this lat­est case, one of the group said the quar­an­tine has been restart­ed again

SHAR­LENE RAM­PER­SAD

shar­lene.ram­per­[email protected]

 

An­oth­er per­son who was quar­an­tined at Camp Ba­lan­dra has test­ed pos­i­tive for the COVID-19 virus.

Guardian Me­dia was told the lat­est pa­tient is a woman in her 20’s, who had been iso­lat­ed from the oth­er 27 peo­ple in quar­an­tine at the fa­cil­i­ty for the past sev­er­al days.

She is said to be preg­nant and has been trans­ferred to the Cou­va Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

The group of 28 was part of a larg­er group of 68 peo­ple quar­an­tined at Camp Ba­lan­dra since March 17 af­ter be­ing brought in­to the coun­try on a char­tered flight. They were all on a cruise aboard the Cos­ta Favolosa when the ves­sel was de­nied en­try to Mar­tinique af­ter pas­sen­gers on­board test­ed pos­i­tive for the virus.

On March 21, 40 mem­bers of the group test­ed pos­i­tive for COVID-19 and were trans­ferred to the Cou­va Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

The 14-day quar­an­tine pe­ri­od for the re­main­ing 28 was restart­ed and with this lat­est case, one of the group said the quar­an­tine has been restart­ed again.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from the Min­istry of Health on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, there were 65 con­firmed cas­es of COVID-19 in T&T.

The min­istry said 47 of those were pas­sen­gers of Cos­ta Favolosa- 44 from the group of 68 and three peo­ple from the cruise who re­turned to T&T sep­a­rate­ly. There has been one death so far from the virus in T&T.

In an in­ter­view with one of the re­main­ing 27 peo­ple at Camp Ba­lan­dra, Guardian Me­dia was told that the lat­est per­son to test pos­i­tive was on­ly con­firmed on Wednes­day night.

But the source said there is now con­cern among the group that the woman may have caught the virus while at Camp Ba­lan­dra.

“My main con­cern that peo­ple who are healthy stay healthy be­cause it begs the ques­tion: Did she get it here? We may need an­oth­er quar­an­tine af­ter this one,” the source said.

And al­though the fa­cil­i­ty is less cramped with on­ly 27 re­main­ing peo­ple, there are still rooms with no ven­ti­la­tion, the source said.

“Is it that quar­an­tine is a petri-dish for the virus?” the source asked.