St Lucia experiences blast of COVID-19 cases 

On January 29, 2021, the Ministry of Health & Wellness got confirmation of eighty-nine new cases of COVID-19 in St Lucia.

St Lucia experiences blast of COVID-19 cases 
St Lucia experiences blast of COVID-19 cases 

St Lucia: On January 29, 2021, the Ministry of Health & Wellness got confirmation of eighty-nine new cases of COVID-19 in St Lucia.

It was from a batch of 356 tests managed at the Ezra Long Laboratory. This batch consists of specimens taken from January 21, 2021, to today, January 29, 2021.

It was also observed that there is a recovery of thirty-two people diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 562.

All of the eighty-nine are St Lucian citizens who range in age from 8 years to 77 years.

They are from the Soufriere, Babonneau, Anse La Raye, Gros-Islet, Dennery, Choiseul, Castries and Vieux-Fort districts.

They were seen at a community-based respiratory clinic for assessment and were tested for lethal coronavirus. These individuals were put in quarantine by health care practitioners while awaiting their coronavirus test results.

The new lethal coronavirus cases now bring the total number of patients diagnosed in the country to date to 1195.

The Government of St Lucia will continue to take those tough decisions. Furthermore, he added that St Lucia is in the red zone. People of the nation have to restrict their actions and follow the respective protocols.

PM Chastanet stated, “we all have to rise and beat this enemy. If we fight together, we can fight this out. we can’t shut down the country entirely, but we can restrict our actions.”

He emphasized, “I am aware of rumors circulating regarding a shutdown and I just want reiterate to all Saint Lucians that the power to manage COVID-19 is in our hands. Let’s Let’s stop spreading rumors and fight this battle together.”

SLP political leader stated We require to immunize our population as quickly as possible. We believe that a pleasantly resourced vaccination program should aim to have 75% of our people at the earliest. This vaccination program should be voluntary and should be accompanied by an education campaign.

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