Health & Safety

Businessman Donates Ventilators To Saint Lucia For Use In COVID-19 Fight

Saint Lucia has taken a great leap forward in the fight against COVID-19 following the donation of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients.  https://youtu.be/_7A7O7j9q4Q More in this report from Fernelle Neptune: The Ministry of Health & Wellness recently received the generous donation of...

Brazil’s President COVID-19 Positive After Belittling The Risk Posed By The Virus

BBC News:- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. He took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature. Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down risks of what he has called the "little flu", saying...

CMO Explains State of Emergency

Press Release:- The Government of Saint Lucia continues to monitor the way forward as the nation prepares to move into Phase Five of the framework to reopen Saint Lucia’s society. Balancing lives and livelihoods and navigating a safe path...

PM: COVID-19 Protocols Observed For Visiting Pop Star Dua Lipa

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says COVID-19 protocols were observed when English singer and songwriter, Dua Lipa, entered Saint Lucia. British tabloids have reported that the singer and her boyfriend, Anwar Hadid, jetted into Saint Lucia for a Caribbean getaway. Prime Minister...

Sewage Can Help Track COVID-19 Trends

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — One county in Utah beat back a spike of pandemic virus infections in the spring, and another saw its rate jump. Both trends showed up in their sewage. Yes, sewage. Across the US and...

CARICOM To Access New Platform For Supplies In Fight Against COVID-19

Member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), have been given access to a new platform for ‘more competitive procurement’ of supplies in the fight against COVID-19. The announcement came in a statement from CARICOM Chair, Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley. The...

Trump Changes Tone On Use Of Masks To Fight COVID-19

BBC News:- US President Donald Trump, long opposed to wearing a face covering in public, says he is "all for masks" and they make him look like the Lone Ranger. Mr Trump also maintained that face coverings do not need to...

Isaac: No Decision On Whether Persons Should Pay For Being Quarantined

Health Minister Mary Isaac says no decision has been taken on whether returning individuals placed in quarantine should be made to pay for the duration of their stay there. "Right now we are still deliberating on exactly what the protocols...

Dominica Prepared To Leave Borders Closed Until December

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica government says it is prepared to close the island until December even as it announced plans to re-open its borders to international travel in August. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that Dominica cannot afford...

Experts Warn Latin America, Caribbean May See COVID-19 Deaths Quadruple

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Pan American Health Organization warned yesterday the coronavirus death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean could top 400,000 by October without stricter public health measures. That would represent a quadrupling of the fatal...

Emergency Shelter Staff Get Training In COVID-19 Protocols

Press Release:- The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Organisation NEMO, recently hosted a series of workshops with emergency shelters staff aimed at bringing awareness on dealing with the new COVID-19 environment in the shelters.  Deputy...

WHO Warns That Coronavirus Pandemic Is ‘Speeding Up’

CNBC:-  The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating around the world as many countries that reopened their economies see a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said Monday. “Although many countries have made some progress,...

Antigua: Breached Protocols Cited After Hotel Workers ‘Tested Positive’ For COVID-19

Antigua and Barbuda’s Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has asserted that several protocols were breached, in reports that a private medical practitioner confirmed that four hotel workers had 'tested positive' for COVID-19. “Unfortunately, several protocols were breached - protocols that we...

Global Coronavirus Cases Exceed 10 Million

BEIJING (Reuters) - Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven...

Cuban Doctors Arrive In Martinique On Historic Mission

Cuban doctors arrived in Martinique Friday on a historic mission to assist in the battle against COVID-19, local reports say. The medical team arrived on a special  Air Antilles Express flight and were greeted by a delegation led by the president...

Providers Of Transportation In Tourism Sector To Get COVID-19 Safety Training

In anticipation of the arrival of visitors to Saint Lucia following the untimely interruption of the tourism industry, the Ministry of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries continues its efforts at providing capacity building in Health and...

PAHO Urges Caribbean To Prepare To Manage COVID-19 For Next Two Years

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — Director of the Pan American Health Organisation, Dr Carissa F Etienne is urging Caribbean countries as well as those in the Americas to prepare to manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closely for the...

PAHO Makes Donation Of PPE

Press Release:- The Pan American Health Organisation PAHO recently made a donation of personal protective equipment PPEs to the Ministry of Health and Wellness to aid frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. Country Programme Specialist for PAHO Reynold Hewitt...

Global COVID-19 Cases Expected To Reach Ten Million Next Week

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom said on Wednesday he expected the number of novel coronavirus cases around the world, now at about 9.3 million, to reach 10 million next week. Tedros also told a news briefing he backed...

Saint Lucia Reports 100 Percent COVID-19 Recovery

Press Release:- As of  June 23, 2020, the World Health Organization reported a total of 8,993,659 confirmed cases of  COVID-19 globally with 469,587 deaths. There are now 4.437,946 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. Saint Lucia currently has...

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