The Prime Minister’s Attache Norbert Williams says a report that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet plans to ‘lockdown’ this country are totally false.
The report is among many making the rounds on social media.
This amid heightened fears connected to the spread of Coronavirus globally.
The PM’s Attache told St Lucia Times that a voice note from an apparently well-known Saint Lucian has been circulating via WhatsApp, indicating that Chastanet will be ordering the lockdown of the country on Monday for three months.
“This is absolutely false and particularly as there is no case of Coronavirus in Saint Lucia which would require the country to be locked down,” he asserted.
He also said there are no Health Ministry officials who have gone around informing supporters of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) in the various constituencies to go to supermarkets in advance of the claimed announcement, to purchase items.
“This is absolutely false,” the PM’s Attache told St Lucia Times.
He warned that the government will take all measures in its ability in apprehending and bringing ‘this person’ to justice.