BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - A batch of students from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine has arrived in St. Kitts and is said to be in quarantine before they could resume classes for the semester.
That is the word coming from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws, who made the announcement on Wednesday (Jan. 06) evening at the NEOC Media briefing.
She explained that the batch of 92 students arrived in St. Kitts and Nevis via chartered flights, with 87 coming from Miami and the remainder from Puerto Rico.
“So, a total of 92 students would have been transferred from the RLB International Airport to their dorm on the RUSVM Campus. The students would have had their pre-arrival RT PCR test done in Miami on Monday, and only those with negative results would have boarded the charter,” the CMO disclosed.
Since the borders were open, the university has returned a number of students in batches so that they could resume and complete their semesters.
Dr. Laws disclosed that the students took another test when they arrived at the campus and those samples would be processed in keeping with local regulations ahead of their dormitory quarantine.
At the end of the 14-day confinement, the students will receive another test, which is expected to be their exit screen, and if anyone tests positive they will remain in quarantine until recovery.
However, if they all return negative tests, they will be free to resume classes and also to integrate into the general population of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Currently, the Federation has two active cases of the Coronavirus and they are said to be in isolation recovering.