Saint Lucia’s Third COVID-19 Patient Has ‘Recovered’

Saint Lucia’s third COVID-19 patient has recovered, while two previous ones have been repatriated to the United Kingdom.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet made the disclosure on his official Facebook page.

“The third case has recovered but continues to be in isolation to reduce possible transmission,” Chastanet announced.

He said the first 2 cases have since been repatriated to the UK between March 24 and 25, 2020.

Saint Lucia has so far recorded three ‘imported’ cases of Coronavirus.

The Government of Saint Lucia has instituted national country scale down from Monday March 23, 2020.

The PM says the public is advised that this measure is put in place to facilitate social distancing that is to reduce direct person to person contact.

“It encourages a greater than usual physical distance from other persons or objects in public places in order to minimise exposure and reduce the transmission of infection,” Chastanet explained.

He observed that  measures to facilitate social distancing includes, school closure, use of essential services only, nonattendance to mass crowd activities including sports, church, social gatherings, closure and avoidance of recreational activities such as beach limes, avoiding public places, avoiding regular trips to supermarket and reducing visits to your home by friends or family.

“A special appeal is going out to the public to please stop sharing fake news, videos and voice notes,” Chastanet stated.

“Apart from it being dishonest, it creates an unnecessary level of panic which is counteractive to the behavioural patterns we need adopted at this time,” he said.

“We continue to advise the public to focus on the maintenance of standard recommendations to prevent the spread of infection,” he asserted.

These include:

– – regular hand washing with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer where soap and water is not available.
– – cover mouth and nose with disposable tissues or clothing when coughing and sneezing.
– – avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
– – seek medical attention and share your travel history with your health care provider if you have symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness either during or after travel.

According to Chastanet, Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing regular updates on COVID-19.

16 COMMENTS

  1. To get a true scale of this, the people here who have died suddenly with no prior history of illness should be tested for the disease. this is what happens in other places. you dont want this among the community and you don’t know and people go to burials, handle the body and so on and then get sick later. the bodies have to be cremated in the event it is found to be COVID. investigating suspicious deaths for this as well as widespread testing should be the next step. otherwise, no one can truly say that we only have 3 and think that all is good and well. we need to trace and stop every way we could.

    • That is why there is a procedure called “post mortem”. If the post mortem showed any sign of COVID-19 in recent, sudden deaths, the family would have been notified to adhere to the new protocol of quarantine. Also, the handling medical staff would recommend cremation of the body. Your statement sir, is redundant.

      • how u so stupid? is a corona test a routine part of a post mortem? you are really ignorant. what a fool! i shame! it can show heart problems ect.. it can’t show a virus..that has to be tested for.

  2. G.w,…there are no confirmed treatments to date for this virus, she recovered from by her own immune system.
    eat healthy, drink plenty water fruits and herbs, you can recover if caught.
    i’m not saying it’s not deadly, i’m just saying it’s also NOT a death sentence.
    they are tens of thousands that have recovered, the media only likes to concentrate on the deaths.

  3. Before ya’ll go Jesus praising and getting all goofy and what not. Just wait until St. Lucia catches up with the rest of the world in the testing for the virus. We in for a bad shock. it here among us not waiting, it spreading. We need to test more and more.

  4. We won’t know the true Covid-19 situation here until testing is expanded. It is foolish to not anticipate community spread occurring in this island

  5. Lucians so damn ignorant. So ignorant that it’s stupid so imma just stay here and laugh while I remain in quarantine at my maison🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  6. Martinique was going so nice now its a panic situation 15 cases in one day If the same happens here just imagin the show running and screaming of mamas in the streets This will be our Carnival

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