Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has warned his countrymen that it’s no time for complacency amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic.
“Though our efforts seem to be paying off, now is not the time to become complacent in the war against COVID-19,” Chastanet wrote Wednesday on his official Facebook page.
He reminded citizens that they should only leave home if they need to get food, medication or essential supplies.
“When you go out, please practice social distancing, sanitize your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth,” Chastanet advised.
“Refrain from engaging in physical contact such as handshakes, hugging and kissing. Very importantly, if you feel sick please stay home and minimize contact with persons around you,” the PM observed.
“We must continue to adopt the attitude that everyone is potential carrier of the virus! Be a COVID-19 soldier for Saint Lucia,” he declared.
Earlier Chastanet had observed that as of April 14, 2020, Saint Lucia has a total of 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Follow-up tests were also conducted on the confirmed cases in care and to date a total of 11 of the confirmed 15 COVID-19 patients have recovered.
Presently there are 25 persons in quarantine and 20 in isolation.