Against the backdrop of escalating cases of COVID-19 locally, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has appealed to people who have symptoms of the virus to isolate at home until they are tested.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, Tuesday announced that a toddler was among five new COVID-19 patients.
To date, the total number of cases diagnosed in Saint Lucia is 178.
“If you begin displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms, please remain isolated at home until you can get tested,” Prime Minister Chastanet wrote on his official Facebook page.
“It is also important that if you decide on visiting your doctor that you call their office ahead and notify them that you are experiencing these symptoms before going in,” Chastanet said.
He advised citizens that they can also call 311 for advice on the nearest Respiratory Clinic.
Symptoms of COVID-19 infection include headache, sore throat, loss of smell, diarrhea, fever, muscle pain and coughing.