St Lucia: The Health Minister of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs – Moses Jn Baptiste, has asked the St Lucians to continue their support in the fight against COVID-19 as virus continues to impact the country on the daily basis.
Minister of Health stated, “The Ministry has reminded everyone to follow the infection prevention and control measures to protect yourself, family, friends and especially the most vulnerable”.
The government has advised the residents of the country to wear the face mask, regular hand washing or sanitizing, maintaining a distance from others, avoiding crowds and crowded areas.
As the country has been witnessing spike, the Cabinet has decided to continue its all current protocols from April 30 (Saturday) to June 3, 2022 (Friday).
The Health Minister has asked the residents to play their part. “Each and every one of us taking responsibility to fight this COVID-19 pandemic,” Baptiste stated.
As per the government, the residents must follow below mentioned steps:
– A national or a resident or non-national arriving in St Lucia, who taken complete vaccination dose and produces a valid vaccination record may not be placed in quarantine or required a COVID-19 test and an unvaccinated person shall submit a valid PCR test taken within five days prior to arrival in the country,
– To protect the health of general public, person might be placed in quarantine at a quarantine facility or at his/her home,
– Individual can host or attend an event only if the total number of attendees are less than or equal to 200, all the attendees must be fully vaccinated.
– The person can became the attendee of the event only after taking permission from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
All other precautionary measures would remain in the place for the directed period.
On April 26, 2022, the Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs Ministry confirmed a total of 36 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Monday, April 25, 2022, from a total of 210 samples, of which 188 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 22 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited.