St Kitts and Nevis: Govt designs app to contact tracing of COVID infections

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Basseterre, St Kitts: Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris announced a new digital application on Tuesday to assist it in successfully managing the COVID-19 pandemic.  

PM Harris cited, “Work is also very advanced and nearing completion on the contact tracing application to facilitate the case management of individuals affected by COVID-19“. 

An app is being designed for contact tracing of COVID-19 positive cases is under development.  

PM Harris furthermore asserted, “This becomes necessary because we have moved over time from attempting to isolate people, for instance, at OTI, to permitting individuals with coronavirus to isolate in their own homes; therefore, the tracking system will become critical“. 

Health experts and scientists around the globe are anticipating a new surge in global COVID-19 cases driven by the winter season, as well as the sudden emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. 

Some of the major nations, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Poland and others, have introduced new COVID-19 restrictions to combat the spread of the virus. On the other hand, some other countries have also introduced mandatory vaccination for segments of their population.  

The administration of the twin-island Federation excellent management of the COVID-19 pandemic gathered international acclaim to St Kitts and Nevis from nations. 

The international health agencies such as – World Health Organization (WHO) & Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recognised and appreciated the efforts of the PM Harris led government in tackling the virus in an effective manner. 

Prime Minister, during his speech, highlighted that risks from the deadly virus would continue to be carefully managed, especially when the administration eases public health & safety restrictions. 

The tourism sector has also managed to come back better and stronger, which has been possible under the exceptional management of PM Harris. 

As per the data, St Kitts and Nevis are one of the countries who are having a high vaccination rate in the Caribbean and Latin American.