Two arrested in Vieux Fort for illegal entry into St Lucia
Police arrested two individuals in Vieux Fort over the weekend who entered the country illegally.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), continue to arrest individuals attempting to enter the country illegally amid the partial shutdown and curfew as Saint Lucia tries to control the spread of the coronavirus.
“Over the weekend we brought in two persons who entered illegally,” Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir disclosed.
On Sunday, May 3, 2020, Saint Lucia recorded its eighteenth COVID-19 case.
The patient is a 51-year-old male who sought care at one of the respiratory clinics with a dry cough but had none of the accompanying symptoms of COVID-19.
The individuals has no known travel history and no contact with any prior patient.
The government and health officials expressed deep concern, knowing individuals are entering the island illegally, putting the country at greater risk.
“We have an extraction team who deals with getting persons who we believe have come here illegally and has escaped quarantine, those persons are taken back into quarantine,” Desir explained during a handing over ceremony of protective gear to the RSLPF as he applauded the officers who their dedication to their work.
On Monday, May 4 2020, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet made a special appeal to citizens to report all illegal entries into the island for the good and safety of the nation.