PM Says Together, Saint Lucians Can Win Battle Against COVID-19

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has lavished praise on his countrymen and Saint Lucians who are on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19, asserting that together citizens can win the fight against the potentially deadly virus.

He did so in a video posted on his official Facebook page.

““We have a great CMO,  a great Ministry of Health, contact tracers, great frontliners, but more importantly, we have great citizens and we can win this battle together,” Chastanet asserted.

“We can do this and your government is fully behind you to try to do everything we can to ensure we see a recovery to our economy and we continue to keep people very safe,” the PM noted.

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Chastanet thanked Saint Lucians for what he described as the incredible job they did this week, in response to admonitions from the authorities regarding Jounen Kweyol celebrations and observing COVID-19 protocols.

Authorities prohibited all mass crowd events including Jounen Kweyol activities, with the exception of single household gatherings.

“We know how important Jounen Kweyol is for everyone and how difficult it must have been to suspend activities that people have been looking forward to for a long time, particularly given the events of 2020 and knowing we did not have carnival and this was an opportunity for us to have gotten out,” Prime Minister Chastanet observed.

He thanked all Saint Lucians for adhering to the protocols, not making it overly difficult for the police and not putting unnecessary pressure on the authorities.

“Once we continue to do what we did this weekend, Saint Lucia – we’ll be fine,” Chastanet stated.

On Monday, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, announced that Saint Lucia had recorded nine new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of patients diagnosed with the virus to 63.

“The new cases we are getting, the good news is that most of these cases are in quarantine, so it tells us the contact tracing and the team involved in contact tracing have been doing an outstanding job and we are ahead of it, if I can say that,” the PM asserted.

“Ahead in that we understand who has been affected and putting the persons at the highest risk into a quarantine situation,” Chastanet explained.

However, he explained that sadly, more than likely numbers are going to continue to rise.

As a result, the PM made it clear that there’s still a lot of work ahead.

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