Three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed as positive in the northern islands of the French West Indies. The Pasteur Laboratory in Guadeloupe conducted the analysis on a resident of Saint Barths and his parents who were visiting, the Agence Regionale de Sante/Regional Health Agency said Sunday.
The resident of Saint-Barthélemy is currently confined to his home with daily surveillance. His state of health is not worrying. The parents have been placed in solitary confinement at the Saint-Martin hospital and are being closely followed. Officials said their state of health was not worrying.
Samples from people who they have been in contact with are being analyzed. Two other possible cases being processed is a couple from French Saint-Martin who recently returned from vacation in Oise.
To date, there are no confirmed cases in Guadeloupe. However, as the Director-General of WHO said, “the virus has no borders” and the potential risk of having cases anywhere in the world is very high. It should be noted that the strongest possibility of entry of the virus into Guadeloupe is the arrival of asymptomatic people, either visiting or returning home, who will not declare the infection until a few days later.