Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health has announced that it is closely monitoring the emergence of new COVID-19 variants and sub-variants and will continue to keep the public updated.
In a statement on Monday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George noted that in addition to COVID-19, other respiratory viruses are circulating.
Belmar-George observed that they might have a similar clinical presentation to COVID-19.
She also noted that there had been a steep increase in influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) cases in several countries.
” During the last 3 months of 2022, a spike was noted in children less than 5 years of age presenting with respiratory signs and symptoms,” the CMO disclosed.
But she disclosed that Saint Lucia has seen a reduction in these cases.
Her complete statement appears below:
Not again. We not following for your garbage science and fear mongering again.
Monitor the damn roads we have commute on daily and the citadel of youth that can ruin the country in a months time because of the foolishness you guys are doing… Focus on the upcoming generations or else this island is screwed!!