Prime Minister to hold weekend meetings
Friday, March 13, 2020
by GIS
HON. ALLEN CHASTANET TO ADDRESS THE NATION ON COVID-19 RESPONSE.

The Government of Saint Lucia remains in responsive and planning mode to manage the impact of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health has informed that there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saint Lucia, however, the Government remains vigilant in its quest to prepare Saint Lucia for all scenarios.

Consequently, Prime Minister, Hon Allen Chastanet will be holding a number of meetings with stakeholder organizations on the weekend as he prepares to address the Nation.

The government reiterates that the only authority who communicates in terms of Saint Lucia’s response on public health matters is the Chief Medical Officer. The government further reiterates that the only authority to communicate any national response or any possible interruption in the normal management and daily operations of the country, is the Honourable Prime Minister.

The prevalence of the virus has led the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to declare the novel coronavirus a pandemic. However, Director of PAHO, Dr Carissa Etienne said there ought not to be public panic over the declaration.