Health Minister Mary Isaac has lamented that this country’s case number 29 of COVID-19 is not cooperating with the authorities.
The 48 year old was diagnosed with the virus on Saturday.
He has been identified as a Castries to Vieux Fort (Route 2H) bus driver.
“Case number 29 is the most problematic, because now, as you may have heard, he is not cooperating. He is not giving out information in terms of where he may have contracted COVID-19 because he has no travel history,” Saint Lucia’s Health Minister told a televised news briefing Friday.
Isaac also observed that people seem to be going about life as if it is business as usual.
She said she did not know whether it was because the government and frontline workers have done such a good job in containing the virus that people do not recognise the danger.
But she warned that Saint Lucia does not have the resources or the finances to manage a large community spread.
According to the Health Minister, some government departments have had to close because people are panicking.
She observed that people are trying to figure out whether they were on the bus that was driven by the uncooperative COVID-19 patient and whether they were in contact with him.
“We need to contain this virus,” Isaac asserted.