Sunday 5 July, 2020

Over 200 St Lucians return home from Carnival Glory cruise ship

Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory

Two hundred and eight (208) Saint Lucians were repatriated Friday, May 8, 2020, after months of being at sea, and unable to return home due to the lockdown at all ports of entry as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The returning Saint Lucians were assessed as per COVID-19 protocols as they disembarked Carnival Glory, anchored at Port Castries.

"I am so happy to be home after so long. I was sad most of the time because I didn't know when I would be able to see my family again because this virus thing is so scary," one returning national, who spoke to Loop News on condition of anonymity, expressed.

The Government of Saint Lucia has been working closely with several cruise companies to see the successful repatriation of all Saint Lucians who are aboard, particularly on cruise ships.

After a careful assessment on disembarking the ship, the passengers will be taken to the Rodney Bay Health Facilities 2 and 3 where they will be under quarantine for 14 days before they can return to their respective homes.

Another twelve Saint Lucians are expected from Caribbean Princess ship which is expected to dock following the departure of Carnival Glory.

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