The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) is concerned about the potential impact of the corona virus, for which a global health emergency has been declared by the World Health Organisation.
The CEO of the SLHTA, Noorani Azeez, told St Lucia Times that like every other agency, the association is concerned about the potential impact on citizens, residents and livelihoods.
“This virus seems to be attracting a lot of attention and creating its fair share of scare internationally,” Azeez observed.
He disclosed that the SLHTA continues to be in touch with its local, regional and international partners to ensure the most current information is accessed on the spread, assessment and treatment of the virus so that the information can be made available to members.
“We think that we need to pursue a path of vigilance and monitoring at this point in time, but at the same time ensure that whatever measures we need to put in place locally in order to manage this disease if it reaches our shores, or even to ensure that we manage it in such a way to reduce the potential for it to reach our shores, that those measures are in place and they are fully functional,” Azeez told St Lucia Times.