Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has outlined his administration’s three-phased strategy in the battle against COVID-19.
He wrote on his official Facebook page Sunday that the objective is to confront COVID-19 and its impact on the health, social and economic sectors of Saint Lucia.
According to Chastanet, his administration’s three-phased strategy includes the Public Health Response Plan, the Social Stabilization Plan and the Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan.
He explained that the first phase, the Public Health Response Plan, required immediate action by implementing border closures, instituting social distancing protocols and curtailing domestic activity on close contact non-essential services.
The PM noted that phase two, the Social Stabilization Plan, was introduced to provide economic support to displaced and affected households through the National Insurance Scheme for NIC contributors and the Central Government, for non-contributors.
He observed that the economic impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of hotels and the abrupt halt of the tourism sector.
“Phase three, The Recovery and Resilience Plan, is designed to resuscitate the local economy with the support of public, private and civil society,” Chastanet stated.