Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced that beginning Monday, October 12, 2020, the police will have zero tolerance in enforcing COVID-19 protocols, especially the wearing of masks in public spaces.
The PM made the announcement on his official Facebook page Monday.
“We need your continued cooperation and support to help fight COVID-19,” he explained.
The prime minister also noted the following:
-Statutory Instrument Number 152 of 2020 (speaks to who is exempted from Masks)
-Limitations in Mass Crowd Events will continue to be enforced
-The issue of overcrowding on Public buses will also be strictly enforced
-Respiratory clinics remain open with Testing open daily at Victoria Hospital from 2-3pm and at the Gros Islet Polyclinic from 8-4pm daily
-Effective October 15th, 2020 Paid Government Quarantine applies to all returning nationals.
According to Chastanet, citizens are encouraged to anonymously report any known breaches to the COVID-19 Protocols to the police.
He said this includes breaches to home quarantine and illegal entry of persons.
On Saturday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George announced that a 48-year old male is this country’s latest victim of COVID-19.
The National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) has confirmed that the person is a Castries to Vieux Fort (2H Route) bus driver.
Prime Minister Chastanet told the nation Sunday night during an appearance on the National Television Network (NTN), he is convinced that contact with someone who entered this country illegally, was responsible for the latest COVID-19 case here.
“We don’t have the evidence to determine as yet the extent of this spread – this community spread and certainly within the next few days the CMO and her team will get results of the tests and we will know how many other people would have possibly been affected, but let us pray that it is very limited and we caught this early,” he stated.