Two of this country’s three ‘imported’ cases of COVID-19 have left the country, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet told parliament Tuesday.
“We are very happy to report Mr. Speaker that two of the cases – all three were imported, but two of those cases have now been exported back,” Chastanet disclosed.
He explained that as a result, this country currently has only one case of the virus.
The PM recalled that the first recorded case was a UK patient, confirmed as positive on Friday March 13, 2020.
He said the second case was also a UK patient confirmed on Saturday March 14, 2020.
“Just yesterday, Monday the 23rd the third case was confirmed, this time the person is a Saint Lucian who resided in the United States,” Chastanet told parliament.
He reiterated an appeal to his countrymen to heed official information and implement social distancing and other measures designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Chastanet also sounded a warning to smugglers who would seek to capitalise on the situation by ferrying people from Martinique to Saint Lucia, bypassing manned borders.
He said they are putting themselves and others at risk.