As of May 11, 2020 Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seventeen are fully recovered and have reintegrated into their communities and one active case is currently in hospital care and recovering well. On Monday, May 11, 2020 results for 55 samples were received and they were all negative. This brings a total of 675 tests conducted to date.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 the Department of Health and Wellness will receive 20 Saint Lucians who are cruise ship workers on the Carnival Glory. These nationals shall be in quarantine for a period of 14 days as per the country’s established protocol. Over the next few weeks we will continue to receive other Saint Lucian cruise workers and eventually our returning nationals.
The Department once again asks the public to work with us to reduce the impact of COVID-19. Our returning nationals are asked to abide by the quarantine protocols. We ask their relatives and loved ones support them throughout the process. Further if anyone is aware of any individual who has entered Saint Lucia through unofficial routes, you are asked to alert the authorities. All these measures are in place to keep all of us safe.
Saint Lucia continues on a 10 hour curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Some of the national protocols which apply to this include: remain at home leaving only for food or medical purposes, avoid mass crowd events and social gatherings.