Saturday, February 22, 2020

Russian Man In Saint Lucia Quarantine Tests Negative For Coronavirus

A Russian man in quarantine in Saint Lucia has tested negative for coronavirus, it has been announced.

The announcement was made by Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Sharon Belmar-George.

She spoke during the DBS Television programme – Newsmaker Live.

Belmar-George disclosed that the negative result was received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) which is headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago.

Earlier this week the Department of Health and Wellness confirmed the arrival of a non-national in Saint Lucia on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from ‘a nearby territory’ via a private yacht.

“In keeping with our national response protocols, the individual has been placed on medical quarantine at a public health facility and the necessary assessments are being undertaken,” a statement from the department said.

The statement ignited a flurry of social media messages, prompting warnings against the dissemination of unverified information and fake news.

Health officials say the Russian national who was put in quarantine still has respiratory issues and is being monitored.

 

10 COMMENTS

  1. Earlier this week, meaning yesterday (tuesday), samples were taken, results of which should take 24 to 48 hours, “Results should be here by Friday” but Wednesday we already have a negative result. AWA AWA AWA……..G.J

  2. We welcome the news that he was tested negative. Some people are questioning why he already has a negative result back so soon. U cannot please some of these lucians…..my oh my!

  3. I told you St lucians like Ro Ro my god take control of some lucians mind. God I’m asking you to shine in St Lucia I would like to know why St lucians Al of a sudden some St lucians adopted a pattern.Some of them say they like St Lucia I’m wondering the politics has St Lucia upside down with full of hatred.People use your mind.

  4. We lucians have a damn right to be critical of the half arse procedure that we saw on that VH video clip! Are we supposed to just believe that all tests are 100% accurate? There is a margin or error in all scientific tests so yea….I am freaking out that this could have been a horrible situation for our hospitalless nation. This man’s illness could very well be novel in the upcoming days..who knows…nobody!
    Same way coconut oil is good..then it’s bad….then it’s good again!

  5. This guy was on a boat with eleven other guys,he feels sick and he gets onto a mini buss,to get to the hospital.Then we have the show at VH with hundreds standing behind the fence following the weelchair ride of the guy and all those running away from him.Im a bit worried by our procedures,not bullet proof to me.Just imagin the test results would have been positive.The rest of the crew,the minibuss and all its pasengers.Thank the allmighty

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