Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Young Male Visitor To Saint Lucia Tests Positive For COVID-19

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A young male visitor has become Saint Lucia’s case number 27 of COVID-19, having tested positive for the virus.

The disclosure came Wednesday in a press statement from Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar George.

The statement is reproduced below:

 On Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Saint Lucia recorded a new case of COVID-19.

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The individual is a 27 year old male visitor who arrived in Saint Lucia on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

On arrival, the individual went through the necessary screening and proceeded to a COVID-19 approved accommodation.

However, it should be noted that where health authorities have reason to require additional testing in-country this is undertaken, as obtained with this traveler.

Within our national protocol for visitors and nationals, there is consideration for re-testing.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness commenced contact tracing immediately and this shall be continued to ensure all contacts are identified and the required interventions will be undertaken to manage risk of exposure.

The Ministry of Health is also working closely with the hotel’s management to ensure that all measures are in place to minimize transmission to hotel workers and guests.

The Ministry of Health will provide further information on the progress of this case.

As more sectors open and restrictions are reduced, the public is advised to take personal responsibility to protect themselves, families and the public in general from exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

The public is advised that protocols are still in place.

These include the use of face masks in public and maintaining the recommended 6 foot physical distance guidelines

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