Cannonier-Watson Family Mandated to Test Two Days in a Row

Earlier today, Sophia Cannonier and her family went for their day 14 COVID test at Perot Post Office. Speaking with TNN’s Trevor Lindsay, Ms. Cannonier described her experience since arriving back on the island as “topsy turvy, but also enlightening.”

Yesterday, she and her family used Helix lab to test for the virus at their home so that they could have their results back today (day 14). The private testing cost them $748. According to her, someone else who happened to be quarantining at a hotel also tested yesterday and they got to leave their hotel this morning and were no longer required to quarantine.

“ I called [the hotel where they were staying] and found out that testing guests on day 13 so that they could leave on their 14th day is indeed their policy,” Ms. Cannonier said. “ I knew that [my family and I] could test on day 13 and be out of quarantine on day 14 if the tests are negative.”

The family’s results came back negative yesterday, but they still had police surveillance around their home, as the police follow instructions from the Ministry of Health.
“ A constable told us that someone from the Ministry of Health has to come to our house (Sunday, July 25) and hand-deliver us something from the Ministry to say that we could be released,” Ms. Cannonier said.

“ I find that very vindictive, controlling, bullying and stupid that someone would do that.”

The Cannonier-Watson family were at Perot this morning because they were told by the Ministry of Health that they would not be released from quarantine unless they receive a negative test on Day 14, regardless of what policies might be in place for guests quarantining at hotels.

“ Who knows if the Government will even accept our negative day 14 test or not, because the mischief and vindictiveness that they have done so far has proven them to be guilty,” Ms. Cannonier said.

Ms. Cannonier and all of her family members have contracted COVID at the beginning of this year. According to them, they have developed robust antibodies against the virus as a result. Therefore, they expect nothing but another negative result after today’s test.

When arriving on the island two weeks ago, the Cannonier-Watson family refused to quarantine at a government-approved facility, which was what is required for most unvaccinated travellers, but instead quarantined at their residence. Ms. Cannonier believes that if ten more people arriving to the island do what she and her family did, the system will be overwhelmed and overturned.

“ Everyone who has been involved [with this] is going to be taken down,” she said. “ They are locking up healthy people in a mold-filled hotel room for no reason other than trying to coerce them into getting the injection.”
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