The Ministry of Health has cautioned Saint Lucians not to become complacent regarding COVID-19.
The Ministry made specific mention of adhering to the physical distancing and infection prevention and control measures.
“Saint Lucians are asked to avoid participating in large social gatherings, to remain vigilant and continue taking the necessary precautions,” Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar George said in a statement Wednesday.
She explained that by doing so, all can play a significant part in protecting the lives of our families, friends and the most vulnerable population.
“The Ministry of Health and Wellness reminds the public that we anticipate new cases and therefore we must comply with the guidelines established in order to reduce the transmission of COVID -19,” Belmar-George explained.
She stated that the support of every citizen is required in maintaining the recommended infection prevention and control and physical distancing measures.
“We encourage everyone to continue sanitizing their hands by either hand washing or the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizers, wearing a mask while undertaking daily activities out of the home and maintain the required 6 foot distance,” Belmar George said.
“Also, be sure to cover mouth and nose with disposable tissues or clothing when coughing and sneezing,” the CMO advised.
She revealed that on June 10 , 2020 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received the results of 60 COVID-19 tests that were conducted this week, all of which returned negative.
To date, Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 18 of those cases having fully recovered, the CMO disclosed.
The last case was a repatriated cruise national and was recorded on June 4, 2020.
Health officials here have conducted a total of 1, 264 tests to date.