A guest at a Saint Lucia hotel has been put into a government operated quarantine site, after breaching COVID-19 protocols, it has been announced.
The disclosure came Friday from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA).
St Lucia Times understands that the guest involved is a British female.
“A breach of the protocols was noted by a guest and as such, the individual was subsequently transferred with the assistance of law enforcement and the Saint Lucia Fire Service via ambulance to a Government operated quarantine site where daily screening is being observed over a 14 day period,” an SLTA statement observed, without going into further details.
According to Friday’s SLTA statement, the Ministries of Health and Tourism have emphasized that should there be recognized loopholes in any of the protocols, that there would be immediate measures of reinforcement.
“The Ministries of Health and Tourism will continue to work with all tourism providers as it relates to adherence to protocols,” the statement observed.
On Thursday, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, announced that two visitors and eight members of the crew of a visiting cargo ship were among 20 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Saint Lucia.
At the time of the announcement, Belmar-George said the total number of cases diagnosed in country was 203.
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