Saint Lucia receives forty-five negative test results

Saint Lucia receives forty-five negative test results

(PRESS RELEASE) – As of May 7, 2020 the World Health Organization reported a total of 3, 672, 238 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, with 254,045 deaths.

There are now 1, 542, 829 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. The affected countries within the region include Dominican Republic (8,807), Haiti (101), Barbados (82), Jamaica (473), Cuba (1,703), Dominica (16), Grenada (21), Trinidad and Tobago (116), Guyana (93), Antigua and Barbuda (25), Saint Vincent and Grenadines (17) and Martinique (182).
As of May 8, 2020 Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Seventeen are fully recovered and have reintegrated into their communities and one active case is currently in hospital care and recovering well. On Friday, May 8, 2020 results for 45 samples were received and they were all negative. This brings a total of 620 tests conducted to date.

On Friday, May 8, 2020 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received into quarantine 219 Saint Lucians who are cruise ship workers on the Carnival Glory and Caribbean Princess. These nationals shall be in quarantine for a period of 14 days as per country protocol. Over the next few weeks we will continue to receive other Saint Lucian cruise workers and eventually our returning nationals.

Quarantine centres have been set up in Saint Lucia using various hotels to facilitate the large numbers of returning nationals and any non-nationals that may arrive of concern. Institutional quarantine remains the standard for Saint Lucia, however in certain cases based on assessments home quarantine has been facilitated.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness once again asks the public to work with us to reduce the impact of COVID-19. Our returning nationals are asked to abide by the quarantine protocols. We ask their relatives and loved ones support them throughout the process. Further if anyone is aware of any individual who has entered Saint Lucia through unofficial routes to alert the authorities. All these measures are in place to keep all of us safe.

The Department of Health and Wellness will continue providing regular updates on COVID-19.

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  1. I just can't handle st Lucia news..Whether it be via radio,TV or online. Nothing new just the same old stories. Why are they not saying when the country will be opening in full. This is beyond human rights violation. U can't hold us against our will. I'm not saying if there is something out there we should not take necessary precautions but come on...We are seeing n not blind. This is not as dangerous as the WHO,CMo and other health officials make it out to be. We need to be free from this draconian order.

    How can alcohol be free n not our country? This is ridiculous. It's time to open up. No one finds it funny that everything now a days is covid 19? Where is cancer,diabetes,aids, asthma n all that?? U mean this virus cured all this? There are so many videos debunking this virus. How come we don't hear about it? Health is wealth but miss information is death

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    • U really foolish yow...how the hell they gone open island to do what u bored of your family already man.....that ain't the days of banana and coconut oil we live off of tourism unless u my very smart person has better insight as to how we open the island up without what we feed off of...ohh i know make bomb a business....sheeesh stay tuned like the rest of us and just hope it goes away...stop making yourself look stupid trying to be smart...aids and all a dem still out there better to have them than serious stage covid..go be a hero somewherw else st lucia good man not like othee plaves i have seen atm..wish i was home instead.

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      • I AM A UK RESIDENT, WHO LOVES YOUR ISLAND AND I AM HOPING TO RETURN ON THE 29TH AUGUST, BUT PLEASE THIS VIRUS IS SERIOUS, WE HAVE 30,000 DEAD IN UK FROM THE VIRUS AND STILL 400 PER DAY DYING. PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY, YOU ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE VERY FEW CASES. FOR THE SAKE OF A COUPLE OF MONTHS SUFFER THE LOCKDOWN !

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