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Government Declares State of Emergency

As of March 23, 2020, the Government of Saint Lucia has declared a State of Emergency in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

This island joins several Caribbean islands including the Bahamas which have moved to emergency operations due to rising cases of COVID-19.

The Government of Saint Lucia has put in place several aggressive measures to ensure that in-country transmission of the coronavirus does not occur.

Closures of both the Hewanorra International and George Charles Airports was announced. That closure took effect at 11:59p.m. Monday and is to impact all commercial and private flights.

All ports will be closed to incoming travelers until April 5, 2020.

Also, in an extraordinary publication of the Gazette of Saint Lucia, Governor General Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac proclaimed a state of emergency for Saint Lucia- noting that a public emergency has arisen as a result of 2019-n CoV, an infectious disease commonly known as COVID-19.

As of March 2020, Saint Lucia has recorded 3 cases of coronavirus.

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