Saint Lucia Announces Adjusted COVID-19 Measures For February 19 to March 4

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Saint Lucia has announced adjusted measures for the control and prevention of the spread of COVID-19 for the period Saturday February 19, 2022 to Friday March 4, 2022.

Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs Minister, Moses Jn Baptiste outlined the following measures in a statement Thursday.

  • In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a person shall remain confined to their place of residence Mondays to Sundays from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 4 a.m. each day.
  • A business establishment shall cease operation on Mondays to Sundays at 11 p.m.

A restaurant and other food establishments approved by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism may provide a dine-in service to persons and can allow sale and disposal of intoxicating liquor at the restaurant and other food establishment.

  • An educational institution shall continue to operate as stated in the Education Act.
  • A person shall not host or attend a mass crowd event, social event or recreational activity. A person can host a small event that consists of no more than 25 people including persons of his or her immediate family at his or her residence or fully vaccinated persons at his or her residence.
  • A faith-based organization may hold a daily or regular religious ceremony and should comply with the square footage allowed in keeping with their COVID-19 response plan. A person shall not hold religious rites including baptisms, weddings and funerals by physical attendance, unless there are no more than 100 persons in attendance.
  • A person shall not play loud music, in accordance with the criminal code.
  • A certified accommodation provider may provide recreational or social activities during the hours as specified under the COVID-19 order.
  • A certified accommodation provider or an approved tourism establishment may permit a fully vaccinated person access to the services offered by the provider or establishment.

All other protocols remain in effect.

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The audio of the Minister’s complete statement appears below:

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Minister stop telling St Lucian bullshit!!!!

    Data continues to come in showing that the vaccines are not only powerless against the highly transmissible, but mild Omicron variant — the new strain appears to favor the fully vaccinated.

    In Canada, 76.87 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, and 81.1 percent of recent cases are amongst the fully vaccinated, Dr. Ezra Kahan reported on Twitter.

    A Robert Koch Institute report released found that that 95.58 percent of the Omicron cases in Germany are fully vaccinated, including 28 percent who had received a “booster.” Only 4.42 percent of the Omicron cases in Germany are unvaccinated.
    Reportedly, 71.1 percent of the total population is fully vaccinated in Germany.

    In Israel, 61 percent of the cases for the week ending on Dec. 25 were boosted. Another 18 percent were fully vaccinated. Only 19 percent were unvaccinated.

  2. @time will tell i do not have credentials and i dont need it to use my common sense. i will have you know that the most educated of people lack the knowledge to understand even the simplest of things a lame man can relate to. Someone can have all the degrees in a certain career but the man that has no degree is the one working the hardest and can do the job much better and also quicker because of years of experience so save the scientific evidence jargon and think for your self and stop having scientists think for you. These are the same scientists that said that our local coconut oil was not good and healthy to consume and years later it is said that same coconut oil by theses same scientists that it is one of the healthiest oil one can use I am not saying we should not listen to them but dont just take everything someone tells and call it a day

  3. Ain’t nobody taking this government seriously or even paying attention any more. For a government with such a huge mandate by the people your popularity has waned significantly in a short space of time. What a shame! It is because you returned with your same dirty habits that saw you lose the elections the last time. Arrogance, cliquism, nepotism and preferential treatment and fat pockets for the same chosen few. Now, your base has retreated, people feel let down so they don’t take anything your say or do seriously… this country right now is like a ship without a rudder. Such a shame because this battle was hard fought and almost immediately every single minister forgot who got them where they are. People listen to people who respect them and show genuine concern…this is lacking in this government so no matter what you preach ain’t no one listening.

  4. g.w. this is from John Hopkins University. Not sure what your credentials are and I’m willing to consider your thesis but unless you can come up with scientific evidence like these people and disprove what they’re saying then… The policies adopted during covid goes contrary to previous pandemic planning and the proper science showed it didn’t work and these scientist have the numbers to prove it. Furthermore if you look at the waves and ebbs of infection of covid with prior pandemics like the Russian or Spanish Flu, they’re identical. The only difference is the the death rate as covid is far less deadly and either of those. And it had nothing to do with these shots. I know it will be hard for you to understand science they used fear to manipulate you but rest assured the data and evidence is there. Even in the clinical trial data released thus far, the evidence is there that these shots are ineffective and increase your risks of death and disease. There is a name for that now: VAIDS.

    Funeral homes are seeing uptick in business. Life insurance companies are seeing significant payout in death in groups that are at minimal risk for covid death in a time with these shots available. Connect the dots. It is all there for anyone willing to look past media BS. Time and again the government and their experts are wrong. Whether willfully or not but they have been wrong nonstop. I know I won’t change your mind but I suggest you start looking for yourself. Everything the censored dissenting experts said is panning out exactly as they predicted. Perhaps you should pay more attention to what they say.

  5. There’s no Curfew nor protocols for Corona Virus in St.Lucia .its for the people so they do what they feel like

  6. Agree and disagree if u hav’ t been paying attention the sickness is design to create this kind of environment they no that,now that they have complete they investigation they have to report but they no along this would happen,every one who is a life give thanks for the breath of life and my simpthy goes out to does who have lost their love ones,who is to be blam who is too behold accountable .and try not to compare a country with a continent

  7. @ time will tell, I totally disagree with who ever did that study and making reference to your second paragraph downwards anyone who has common sense would know that the lock downs and closures can work and was the best option at the time covid was rampant, because it caught the entire world with its pants down and there was little to no time to prepare for what was coming cause no one knew what was killing us at the time although i think they knew they just didnt want to spread more ciaos.

    The only reason why it didnt work a hundred percent is because more than half of the worlds population was already affected and not to mention it would take time because all countries had to find a way to get back their residents home safe and sound and every single one posed a risk in infecting others when returning home and also the mass majority of you didnt respect the lock down some of you were still having marches protesting against 5G and masks and elections with large numbers and not to mention parties and river limes. The whole purpose of the lock down was to reduce movement or stop it completely so if people that had covid moved around less then less people will be affected, you remember the line of people they got in the anse la ray river? and police had to escort them to the jail? ok if every human in the world was acting responsible then the lock downs would have worked, we are the ones that prevented it from working because we were to delinquent.

  8. Your adjusted hours and guidelines are a joke when they are not enforced. Police are called to assist with gathering and loud music into the wee hours of the morning and nobody shows up. The fact that your leader announced that the repercussions for breaking these guidelines are minimal to zero was the first mistake made. You guys made so much noise when you were the then oppisition, now you’re replicating the same bullshit as the pervious government. Adjusted hours my arse.

  9. *A person shall not host or attend a mass crowd event, social event or recreational activity. A person can host a small event that consists of no more than 25 people including persons of his or her immediate family at his or her residence or fully vaccinated persons at his or her residence.

    *A person shall not play loud music, in accordance with the criminal code.

    if a person can host a small event and a person shall not play loud music then what is considered to be to loud? These two points are what i question cause i am very sure there are places that has more than 25 people especially on the dennery high way next to the gas station.

  10. The clown show in St. Lucia continues. I hope you people remember who destroyed your lives and livelihoods. Who killed small businesses while big store were allowed to operate. Shut down small boat operators while daddy’s boat continued to make money. Prevented your kids from learning while theirs went to private schools. The empty store shelves. The inflation. Who can’t pay their loans. Who lost jobs. It wasn’t covid that did that. Not the unvaccinated. Remember who did that to you knowing full well what they were doing had no effect on anything. It was the politicians, the CMO and the likes.

    “Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have concluded that lockdowns have done little to reduce COVID deaths but have had “devastating effects” on economies and numerous social ills.

    The study, titled “A Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Lockdowns on COVID-19 Mortality,” said lockdowns in Europe and the U.S. reduced COVID-19 deaths by 0.2 percent.

    Shelter-in-place orders were also ineffective, reducing COVID-19 mortality by 2.9%, the study said.

    “We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality,” the researchers wrote in the report, issued Monday.

    The study concluded that lockdowns “are ill-founded and should be rejected as a pandemic policy instrument.”

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