Saint Lucia police are shutting down non-essential businesses that remain open during he current COVID-19 crisis, it has been announced.
“The majority of persons are adhering but in terms of the business places where they are not adhering, the police officers are out there – they are causing them to be closed,” Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir stated.
He urged businesses that do not fall into the ‘essential’ category announced by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, to remain closed.
“We will ensure that your place is closed,” Desir warned.
He said while the police do not want to engage in the forced closure of business operations, owners should be responsible and know what they need to do.
The Acting Police Commissioner said police officers will be out securing homes and businesses.