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From Ministry of Health

3 July 2020

On Thursday, July 2, 2020 Saint Lucia recorded three positive cases of COVID-19.

The individuals are a 44 year old female, a 32 year old male and a 36 year old female, all

returning nationals who previously worked on cruise lines.

Upon return to Saint Lucia in June, they were all placed in institutional quarantine and were tested in keeping with the testing strategy for repatriated cruise line workers.

Upon receipt of these results all three individuals have been transferred to the

Respiratory Hospital for isolation and related supportive care. They are all currently

doing well. The risk to people in quarantine and the staff of the facility is assessed as low

given the infection prevention and control guidelines in place at the state managed

quarantine sites.

These recently confirmed cases again prove the importance of quarantine as a measure to

minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to protect the health of every individual

within our country.

We once again appeal that everyone supports our national effort to

minimize the threat of COVID-19 by adhering to the protocols that have been put in

place. We recognise that many of the measures put in place may seem inconvenient to

the public, however we strive to ensure public health and safety.

-Administration * Environmental Health * Bureau of Health Education * Accounts * Community Nursing Service * Pharmacy * Health

We continue to advise on the importance of maintaining the standard recommendations for

infection prevention and control which include:

- - regular hand washing with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer where soap and

water is not available.

- - cover mouth and nose with disposable tissues or clothing when coughing and sneezing.

- - using a mask when in public along with maintaining the six feet physical distance

The Ministry of Health shall continue to provide further updates

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