Wednesday, August 17, 2022

PM Says Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Is Working

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Hours after the Chief Medical Officer announced that Saint Lucia had recorded 6 new cases of COVID-19, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said that contact tracing for the virus is working.

“All the cases were already in quarantine, so it means the contact tracing that the CMO and her team are doing is working,” the PM asserted.

He made the remarks in a video posted Sunday evening on his official Facebook page.

“We all have to play our part to continue this success,” Chastanet stated.

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He urged citizens to continue wearing face masks, observe social distancing and ensure they use hand sanitisers.

Chastanet said those are the measures that will work in what he described as ‘this battle.’

According to the PM, the battle is on two fronts.

“One, our health. We must ensure that we protect all the vulnerable people in our society – protect our loved ones. You can only do that by wearing your face masks,” he explained.

Chastanet also spoke of the need to protect the economy by ensuring that protocols are followed.

“Making sure that we don’t have any community spread will allow us to continue to keep our borders open and to make sure that people can go to work and get paid salaries,” he stated.

“So Saint Lucians, this is our fight to win. We can do this – I know that we can. We have shown that we can do it in the past. Let us continue to practise those protocols and work together,” the PM urged, while calling on his countrymen to stay safe, strong and united.


Headline photo courtesy Markus Winkler




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