Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, against the backdrop of a surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths in Saint Lucia, has urged members of the public to follow the operating protocols to reduce the spread of the virus.
“This global pandemic has taken away so much from us all. Some of us have lost loved ones, jobs and opportunities. Like you, I miss liming with my friends, celebrating milestones with my family, worshipping at church and going to the homes of my constituents. We’ve all had to make sacrifices,” he wrote Sunday on his official Facebook page.
“However, we can get through this together. We have to follow the operating protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The sooner we all comply, sanitise, wear our mask, social distance and get vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to the people and things which we love,” the PM stated.
“I pray that we have a peaceful no movement Sunday. Let us meditate on this scripture and resolve to win this war on COVID-19.”For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” He said.
On Saturday, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirmed a total of 296 new cases of COVID-19, processed the previous day at the Ezra Long Laboratory from a batch of 747 samples.
The new infections brought the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 9823.
The Ministry also announced the recovery of 67 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the number of active cases in country to date to 2567.
“One of these active cases is currently critical and fourteen of them are severely ill at the Respiratory Hospital,” the ministry disclosed.