Castries North MP, Stephenson King, Sunday urged his constituents to face the COVID-19 pandemic ‘head on’ by ‘doing the right thing.’
He did so in a message broadcast throughout Castries North from a vehicle fitted with a loudspeaker.
“We can beat COVID-19 by following the simple protocols prescribed by the health authorities,” King observed.
He said people must be courageous enough to encourage each other to wear a mask in public at all times.
In addition, he advised people to wash their hands frequently or sanitise in the absence of water.
King also urged his constituents to observe acceptable social distancing.
“These protocols can work if we all follow them correctly,” he asserted.
“COVID-19 has affected our lives in too many ways,” the former Saint Lucia Prime Minister observed.
He expressed the view that if people follow the protocols ‘we will rise again as a stronger, healthier and more resilient people and country.’
King noted that Saint Lucia continues to experience a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the Island.
He also explained that the number of COVID-related deaths is rising ‘much too rapidly’.
However, the Castries North MP asserted that this does not mean people should panic.
Instead, he encouraged people to respond by adhering to the protocols.
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