'PCR Test will arrive in 5 days not 7' says PM Chastanet

‘PCR Test will arrive in 5 days not 7’ says PM Chastanet

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St Lucia: Prime Minister of St Lucia announces the latest COVID-19 protocols in which he stated that PCR Test would arrive in 5 days, not 7.

New Protocols highlights-

• State of Emergency effective Wednesday, Feb. 3, for an initial period of seven days.

• Curfew forced from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., effective Feb. 3.

• COVID-19 act amended to reduce operating hours for businesses to coincide with a curfew

• Visitors to Saint Lucia will now require a PCR test within five days of arrival instead of seven

• Supermarkets and pharmacies to remain open

• Essential services will also be allowed to operate.

A Facebook user commented, “This really sucks that they didn’t give ppl traveling at least a week’s notice. Ppl traveling tomorrow would have already had their tests likely at the seven-day mark and now are screwed.”

The government of St Lucia announced that to continue to manage the Covid-19 pandemic in St Lucia, the existing protocols will extend until Wednesday, 3rd February 2021.

On Jan. 22, 2021, the Government of St Lucia rolled out a series of Covid-19 prevention and control protocols for ten days to reduce non-essential movement to restrict coronavirus spread.

Major announcements have been made, including all groups and businesses should be a complete move to staff members and board meetings being held virtually/online platform where possible.

All Business Operations And Commercial works Must End By 9:00 p.m. Daily. Separate provisions apply for necessity Service, Manufacturing and Agricultural, Call Centres, and the Hotel sector.

Gas stations, supermarkets and malls, financial services (inclusive of insurance, all with a blended approach), food places (take out turn only), manufacturing, exports, hardware, and other stores, public transportation like buses and taxi, vendors on rotation with policies, agricultural sector, call centers, and others need do follow these protocols strictly.

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