Saint Lucia records three new cases of COVID-19

5
Saint Lucia records three new cases of COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) — On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Saint Lucia recorded three positive cases of COVID-19.

The individuals are a 44-year-old female, a 32-year-old male, and a 36-year-old female — all returning nationals who previously worked on cruise lines.

Upon return to Saint Lucia in June, they were all placed in institutional quarantine and were tested in keeping with the testing strategy for repatriated cruise line workers.

Upon receipt of these results, all three individuals have been transferred to the Respiratory Hospital for isolation and related supportive care. They are all currently doing well.

The risk to people in quarantine and the staff of the facility is assessed as low given the infection prevention and control guidelines in place at the state-managed quarantine sites.

These recently confirmed cases again prove the importance of quarantine as a measure to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to protect the health of every individual within our country.

We once again appeal that everyone supports our national effort to minimize the threat of COVID-19 by adhering to the protocols that have been put in place. We recognise that many of the measures put in place may seem inconvenient to the public, however, we strive to ensure public health and safety.

We continue to advise on the importance of maintaining the standard recommendations for infection prevention and control which include:

– regular hand-washing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer where soap and
water are not available.

– cover mouth and nose with disposable tissues or clothing when coughing and sneezing.

– using a mask when in public along with maintaining the six-feet physical distance

The Ministry of Health shall continue to provide further updates on COVID-19.

For more information please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317, respectively

(5)(3)

No posts to display

5 COMMENTS

  1. The only problem is some of those people don't take the quarantine seriously .

    Last week I was at the reduit beach and a few young ladies whom suppose to be in quarantine Were at the beach.
    Police came and took them cause I guess someone from the hotel notice that they left.
    But they were there for a least an hour.

    (0)(0)

  2. "They all are doing WELL" please get a new phrase because this and the previous "in good spirits" has become a cliche for this Covid 19 phenomenon.

    (1)(0)

  3. Every time lucians start to free up miraculously a covid case or many arise...so all those returning nationals from cruise ships weren't in quarantine for two weeks before their left where they come from?? No one was able to detect they had that virus from over there? And another thing, there's no cure for covid 19, ppl TRYING to develop a vaccine of all things not even a cure, yet we down here boast that our cases recover 100%? What's really going on?

    (7)(2)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.