Isaac warns citizens breaking curfew could be their last decision
Minister of Health, Senator Mary Isaac, has cautioned against violating the nationwide curfew, warning citizens it may be their last violation.
According to Isaac: “The best cure for COVID-19 is to stay home. You will not starve; you will not die if you stay home for a few days. But to disregard the protocols may well mean the last thing you disregard…STAY HOME.”
A 24-hour island-wide curfew came into effect on April 1, 2020, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has to date infected more than one million people globally and killed over fifty thousand.
The Caribbean region alone has so far recorded over two thousand cases of the virus, thirteen of which come from Saint Lucia.
Earlier today, several mini-marts and community shops were allowed to open from 6 am to 12 noon, allowing Saint Lucians to get much-needed supplies.
However, in some instances, social distancing was not practised.
“For those who must come out, please wear your mask, whenever you are in public, wear your mask. Wear your mask to protect yourself and to protect others. WEAR YOUR MASK!” the health minister said, as she encouraged all Saint Lucians to practice social distancing.