(Loop St Lucia) “Our country will go back to a State of Emergency effective Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, for an initial period of seven days.”
So said Prime Minister Allen Chastanet during an update to the nation on COVID-19 protocols amid a major surge in cases during the third wave of the virus on island.
He continued, “This will allow us to further restrict movement with a curfew from 7 pm to 5 am effective Wednesday, the third of February.”
The Government and Health officials had come under pressure from the public to take action as the country battles a wave of infections far more serious than those seen since the virus landed in Saint Lucia in March 2020.
According to Prime Minister Chastanet, January’s figures almost tripled that of 2020, forcing the Government to implement stricter protocols.