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SLMDA APPEALS TO CHASTANET ADMIN TO SHUT BORDERS AMID COVID-19 SURGE

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The Chastanet Administration is facing increasing pressure to implement another island-wide shutdown to help slow the surging third wave spike in COVID-19 cases. The latest lockdown appeal comes from the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association. In a statement issued on January 28, the SLMDA led by president Dr. Merle Clarke says it’s time for the government’s COVID-19 policymakers to “…restrategize, regroup, reset.”

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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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