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