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IS ANOTHER TEMPORARY TRAVEL BAN NEEDED TO BREAK COVID-19 INFECTION CYCLE?

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Health Minister Moses Jn Baptiste is not ruling out the possibility of imposing another temporary travel ban on visitors traveling from “high risk” countries as a means of cutting off the COVID-19 infection cycle. Saint Lucia is currently grappling with a fourth wave of the pandemic with more than 800 active infections being managed by the Health Ministry. Tourism Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire and newly minted Independent Senator and SLHTA executive Noorani Azeez, although not averse to a proposed travel ban, contend tightening COVID protocols at the ports and in the hospitality sector could prove to be a more targeted solution to disrupt virus transmission.

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COVID POSITIVE CASES SURPASSES 10K MARK AS DELTA SURGE CLAIMS MORE LIVES

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Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 Response officials make another appeal for adherence to government infection control measures as the deadly delta surge claim more lives. Since March 2020, more than 10,000 people have contracted the virus: over 4400 COVID positive diagnoses were confirmed in the last two months alone. More than 40 people have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications since July 25.

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HEALTH AUTHORITIES ACTIVATE STAGE 5 PLAN TO CONTAIN 4TH COVID INFECTION WAVE

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A fourth COVID-19 infection wave has claimed dozens of lives and has triggered widespread community outbreak. A rash of new COVID positive cases threatens to push the island’s health care system on the brink. To get a handle on this latest outbreak, the Health Ministry has activated its fifth COVID control strategy which the Chief Medical Officer says is centered on data collection to better forecast infection patterns to ensure all infected patients get adequate medical care.

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Mini Bus operators to undergo screening and testing for covid19

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The National Council on Public Transportation will embark on a few measures to help reduce the number of routes affected by covid-19. Mini Bus Operators will undergo various testing and screening in the coming weeks following reports of 50 routes



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