Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has urged the people of Saint Lucia to follow the COVID-19 protocols in a post on his official Facebook page, asserting that active cases and deaths remain too high.
“For another 2 weeks, we have extended and slightly amended the COVID-19 protocols as our active cases and deaths remain too high. I urge you to follow the confinement protocols from 10 PM – 4 AM on Mondays – Saturdays and Sundays at 6 PM. Please observe all the protocols,” Pierre stated.
“Whatever you do this weekend, please be safe on the roads and during your daily activities,” the PM urged.
On Friday, Saint Lucia reported 114 new cases of COVID-19, seven new COVID-19 deaths, and one more COVID-19 related death.
The latest figures pushed the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 261 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 80.
And according to the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs, the number of active cases stood at 3 326.
There are 52 COVID-19 patients at the Respiratory Hospital, five of whom are severely ill.