Saint Lucians Urged Not To Harbour Persons Who Enter The Country Illegally

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Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health has warned members of the public against harbouring individuals who enter the country illegally.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George has disclosed that the Ministry  was again alerted this week by the Police Commissioner to persons entering the borders illegally from COVID-19 high risk areas.

Belmar-George said they are placed in institutional quarantine when found but many remain in the communities.

“We continue to advise the public against harboring persons coming through the borders
illegally,” she stated.

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“This poses a serious threat of COVID-19 transmission at the level of our communities,” Belmar-George observed.

“As we manage new cases and investigate possible contacts, the public is advised to take
personal responsibilities to protect themselves and family. We advise on responsible behavior without unnecessary panic. The public is advised that all protocols are still in place,” she explained.

According to the Chief Medical Officer, these include the use of face masks in public and maintaining safe physical distance from others.

She appealed to everyone to continue supporting the national effort to minimize the threat of COVID-19 here.

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