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Saint Lucia Receives 68 Negative Covid-19 Test Results

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On June 4, 2020 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received the results of 68 COVID-19 tests that were conducted, all of which returned as negative. This is 32 consecutive days the island has received no positive cases since the last case was recorded on May 3, 2020.

During the past weeks, the testing strategy focused on the testing of frontline workers, the repatriated cruise ship nationals and patients who accessed care at the respiratory clinics.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness alerts the public that as the island opens up the sectors the risk of transmission increases. “We can reduce this risk by ensuring the public health and social measures are maintained. We also anticipate new cases, however if we all comply by the guidelines and maintain them, the possibility for transmission is minimized.”

With all this in place the support of every citizen is required in maintaining the recommended infection prevention and control and physical distancing measures to strengthen our readiness. “We ask that everyone continues to sanitize their hands by either hand washing or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wearing their masks while undertaking daily activities out of the home and maintain the required 6 foot distance. Also, be sure to cover mouth and nose with disposable tissues or clothing when coughing and sneezing. These simple and inexpensive actions will make a meaningful difference in preventing the spread of infection.”

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