Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Saint Lucia Monitoring Data On MU Variant – No Cases Identified On Island

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Saint Lucia is monitoring data regarding the MU Variant which has been identified in the neighbouring islands of Saint Vincent, Grenada and Jamaica, but has not been identified here, it has been disclosed.

Medical Surveillance Officer, Dr. Dana DaCosta Gomez made the disclosure in a statement on Friday regarding COVID-19 and its variants.

She observed that the Mu Variant, first identified in Colombia in January 2021 and known scientifically as B.1.621, was classified earlier this month as a ‘variant of interest’ by the World Health Organization.

DaCosta Gomez explained that despite all the variants, the data informs that the best protection in the fight against COVID-19 is the vaccine, coupled with the protocols of washing hands frequently, wearing of masks in public spaces and social distancing.

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“ Failure to adhere to this advice will result in the increase in infection, hospitalisation and death,” she observed.

“The Ministry of Health continues to advise persons to vaccinate and follow the protocols so as to give them the best chance against this virus,” DaCosta Gomez said.

Her full statement appears below:

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