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PIERRE’S SLP URGES FOR UNITY AMID PANDEMIC PANDEMONIUM

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Saint Lucia Labour Party Political Leader Philip J Pierre in an address to the nation rolled Thursday rolled out his plans to help the island’s COVID-19 policymakers get a hold of the sweeping third wave linked to eight deaths and more than 600 cases this month. Among Pierre’s seven point plan include vital socio-economic support initiatives for families and business. The SLP, like the Medical and Dental Association and other civic groups, also urged the Prime Minister to reconsider his resistance to close the borders to high risk countries.

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SIXTH WAVE BRINGS INCREASED RISK OF REINFECTIONS

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Elevating COVID-19 infections associated with a sixth wave has renewed appeals from Saint Lucia’s health experts to the public the get vaccinated. MBC Prime’s Rehani Isidore spoke with Dr. Stephen King who maintains vaccination offers the best protection against severe illness and even death.

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KEEP SYMPTOMATIC, COVID EXPOSED STUDENTS HOME SAYS HEALTH MINISTRY

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Concerned about the possibility of COVID outbreaks affecting local schools, the Health Ministry is urging parents to be vigilant, honest and keep symptomatic, COVID exposed students at home.

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SAINT LUCIA BRACES FOR SIXTH WAVE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Saint Lucians maybe over COVID-19 but, the virus isn’t done with us. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, in a May 9 statement, confirmed the recent rise in new COVID-19 infections is associated with a sixth [epidemiological] wave. Mutated strains of the COVID-19 virus are believed to be the culprits fueling the latest surge.

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