Friday, September 30, 2022

CMO: People Ignoring Symptoms Of COVID-19

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Health authorities in Saint Lucia are concerned that people who may have symptoms of COVID-19 are ignoring them.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, made the concern known at a news conference Tuesday.

She highlighted the issue while noting that there are a number of factors which put this country at risk of increased community transmission.

They include breaches to home quarantine and not adhering to protocols that require the wearing of masks, physical distancing and hand washing.

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“The other issue which I have to point out which we have been seeing quite a bit in the last few weeks, is the fact that people are symptomatic and they go to work, go to the banks, go to the stores, they go to public places,” Belmar-George stated.

She told reporters it is a serious issue that has been encountered.

“We need for every single person to be vigilant in terms of somebody coming to work, coming to school, coming to the bank with a bad cough or with fever or being sick,” the CMO stated.

She said this puts the country at high risk of transmission.

Headline photo caption: (File photo) Dr. Sharon Belmar-George

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