Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre has asserted in a Facebook post that Saint Lucia is in a precarious position in the current COVID-19 pandemic, with its health facilities and frontline workers under tremendous strain.
“I urge you my Saint Lucians to follow the COVID-19 protocols and to get vaccinated; the science has shown that it is the only way we will win this war against the virus. We are exploring the possibility of obtaining different vaccines to give our people options. The possible introduction of the Delta Variant on island is frightening,” Pierre wrote.
The Prime Minister said in the coming days, discussions will continue with health officials to advise the Government on measures to secure this country’s ports and protect its people.
In this regard, Pierre explained that the improvement of the respiratory hospital and quarantine facilities are also a priority of his administration.
“One death is one too many. Our first priority is to the people of Saint Lucia. We must protect the lives and livelihoods of our people. Please be safe. Wear your mask, sanitise, practice social distancing and get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, I urge you to take even more precautions, especially when you are in public. Stay safe Saint Lucia. May God bless our island,” he stated.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced that this country had recorded 58 new cases of COVID-19 from 359 samples taken during the period August 3, 2021 to August 7, 2021 and processed on August 7, 2021.
The previous day, Saturday, confirmation of 66 new cases was announced from a total of 246 samples taken during the period August 4, 2021 to August 6, 2021 and processed on August 6, 2021.