The ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Saturday night announced the cancellation of all weekend activities, based on information received from the Department of Health and Wellness regarding a potential spike in COVID-19 cases.
“While many of us would like to celebrate the victory of our party, especially within our constituencies, we must heed the advice of medical professionals. There is no need for any of us to panic. Continue to follow the COVID-19 protocols and seek medical attention if you start to develop any symptoms,” a release on the SLP official website said.
“We urge you to use this as an opportunity for prayerful and peaceful reflection as our new Government strives to get our country back on the path of prosperity,” the release stated.
Activities planned by the SLP included a thank you meeting in Vieux Fort on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced confirmation of 29 new cases of COVID-19 and recommended that all mass crowd events planned for ‘the long weekend’ be suspended.
Noting an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past few days, the Ministry called on members of the public to remain vigilant because Saint Lucia is at risk for the introduction of COVID-19 variants of concerns.
“As we continue to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, every citizen should continue to adopt behaviors and habits that can help to reduce exposure to the virus,” a Ministry release stated.
Headline photo: SLP supporters celebrate their party’s election victory on the night of July 26, 2021.