Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says COVID-19 protocols were observed when English singer and songwriter, Dua Lipa, entered Saint Lucia.
British tabloids have reported that the singer and her boyfriend, Anwar Hadid, jetted into Saint Lucia for a Caribbean getaway.
Prime Minister Chastanet said they came here when Saint Lucia opened up its borders on June 4.
The couple, who posted photos of themselves on the beach here, are still on the Island according to local officials.
“I went to see her when she first came,” Prime Minister Chastanet disclosed.
He spoke Monday morning during The Morning Heat with Scady, Franny and King JV on Blazin 99.3 FM.
He described the pop star as an ‘amazing lady’.
Chastanet said Dua Lipa was informed that if she wanted to visit Saint Lucia she would have to be pre-tested and stay at a specific hotel.
“So she applied, she was pre-tested and luckily for her she was able to come down on a private plane and she went into a villa at Sugar Beach in isolation,” the PM said.
“All the proper protocols were put in place when she arrived on the property. Her temperature was taken, the staff had PPEs – the staff were being tested on a regular basis. There was a tremendous amount of social distancing. When I saw her she had her mask on and everybody was staying their distance away,” Chastanet disclosed.
“The key thing I asked her: ‘ So why did you come to Saint Lucia?’ She said because Saint Lucia was requiring people to be pre-tested and that seems like the common sense thing to do,” he told Blazing FM.