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Saint Lucia Extends Curfew, Announces 5 New COVID-19 Cases

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Sunday evening announced that a recently imposed curfew in the battle against the spread of COVID-19.

He said the original 11.00 pm to 5.00 am curfew will now be from 8.00 pm to 5.00 am. as of Monday, March 30.

In an address to the nation, Chastanet lamented that many Saint Lucians have refused to adhere to the measures announced by his administration to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

On March 29, the Ezra Long Laboratory at the Owen King European Union Hospital (OKEUH) reported a total of five new cases of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded nationally to nine.

According to a government release, one of the cases is that of a 74-year-old female with no travel history.

The release explained that consequently, this confirmed case points to the existence of local transmission of the virus.

Prime Minister Chastanet told the nation that despite the COVID-19 situation, there are still people going to bars, going in crowds to the beaches and many operations flaunting what the government requires.

He said as a result the government is putting more stringent regulations in place.

In addition to extending the curfew, the PM said the period of quarantine will be lengthened.

“It was due to end around April 5 – we’re now going to extend it to April 14,” Chastanet disclosed.

He also announced that the government will suspend all liquor licences.

“So anyone who is going to be operating a bar or a restaurant other than a drive-through or take out will be in breach of the law,” the PM stated.

He said he had asked the Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir, who appeared alongside him on the government’s National Television Network (NTN), to strengthen his staff and their level of tolerance.

“Again I am appealing to Saint Lucians one more time – this is for you. This is for all of us, this is for the elderly, people in this country who have diabetes, people who have respiratory problems already, people who have hypertension,” Chastanet observed.

He said as seen in Italy, New York and throughout the United States, Corona does not discriminate.

 

13 COMMENTS

  1. Great move by starting the curfew earlier. By so doing, you have reduced temptation to go out. Next, time to address those illegal entries by canoe. They are the Achilles heel. My suggestion, sink the boat after you have arrested the passengers. That should dissuade potential evaders.

    • Please address more pressing matters like what is going to happen with bills, there are people who are not working because of what’s going on and have no clue as to what they’re going to give their children to eat. We need to know what is being put in place for those people. Everyone is saying pay online while there are people who don’t own a credit card or have access to one…..

    • And honestly, this is what I personally didn’t want for us. We are living in and on a very small island (third world, some people call it), we were not ready then, I know a lot isn’t ready now…

  2. He see NY Italy and Spain and England I hope. LA and New Orleans catching up to NY this week. I am hearing reports out of the UK mad over there real bad. Listen to the BBC people at least 1 hour per day .

  3. America.England.Italy.Spain Cannot Handle that pandemic .Is not St.Lucia that can Handle this Crisis .Let’s pray that we don’t get to that Shituation

  4. Why not close gas stations and supermarkets much earlier that what was last put in place to make sure the workers get home safe and before the curfew time given. Remember there will not b regular buses on the road especially in the South of the island.

  5. Amazing how nobody actually pays attention to the fact that the initial projections on this virus made by The Imperial College turned to be not quite right and appeared that this same virus could have been treated no differently than any other flu, if you wish to look at the UK.

    It is also amazing how nobody pays attention that The International Monetary Fund announced already three days ago that we are in a Global recession.

    Or the UN news that the whole world is facing major food shortage.

    • There is no shortage of food. There is more than enough to feed everyone. Distribution will be the problem

  6. ST. LUCIANS, please listen to the PM. Stay at home, go out only when NECESSARY, If you go out PLEASE do not enter in your home with your shoes, it carries the virus back to your home.
    I live in England, we have the same problem, some people don’t listen to the PM, last week police had to break up a group of people having a party.
    My people this is not a joke. Doctors have died up here with the virus. I am begging you my people to listen to the PM and stay at home. God bless you all.

  7. So will those 3 hours make any difference. You can keep your hands clean, never touch your face etc. All it takes is for one infected person to sneeze out in the open. You walk through those droplets a few minutes later. And boom you have it. This partial curfew is the dumbest idea ever. It should be total curfew. As for those who want to go out, let them. Just ensure they don’t receive any medical care when they get this.

  8. Those who accustomed to do bom, be careful, bathe before and after, scrub very well after.
    Don’t forget to confess your dirty deeds and begin to live righteously before the end soon, to come.

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