St Lucia’s Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

SOURCE: CMC- Prime Minister Phillip J. Pierre has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-219), according to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on Wednesday.

It said that as part of the protocols established by the OPM, Prime Minister Pierre, who came to office following the July 27, 2021 general election, underwent a routine PCR test.

The statement said Pierre received a positive PCR test result and in keeping with the public health protocols, he is presently isolated and will continue working from home.

“The Prime Minister is doing well and exhibits no symptoms at this time. Prime Minister Pierre’s full recovery is anticipated within the next few days,” the statement said.

“The Hon. Prime Minister has always prioritised the health and safety of himself and others. He continues to maintain a healthy diet, regular exercise, and increased fluid intake. He has led by example and is fully vaccinated, and has received his booster shot as recommended by the Ministry of Health,” the OPM said, adding that he takes this opportunity to encourage citizens to get fully vaccinated, get boosted, and adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.

Pierre becomes the latest CARICOM leader to test positive for the virus joining Belize Prime Minister John Briceno and Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley.

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