After a journey from mainland China, four Saint Lucians were qurantined in line with protocols established to fight the spread of Coronavirus. They are reported to be doing well without any adverse health concerns.
A mandatory 14 day monitoring period was placed in effect during which the individuals were required to remain in their homes, and refrain from any social interaction, to which they willingly complied. They have not had any health concerns since.
After the 14 days of quarantine the four will be allowed to continue their normal function.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, February 6th, consultations were conducted by the Ministry of Health, which included representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association and the Tourism Authority.
“This consultation aided in streamlining plans for engaging the management and staff across this sector, to implement a coherent response to the Novel Corona Virus that will ensure protection of the tourism product while ensuring adherence to sound public health practice to reduce the risk of exposure to any infection,” the department said.
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China has risen to 636, with some 31,161 infections reported across China, the country’s National Health Commission has said.