BREAKING NEWS: 18 Saint Lucians in diaspora now confirmed dead from COVID-19

St. Lucia News Online

By MERRICK ANDREWS, St. Lucia News Online staff

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(St. Lucia News Online) — Saint Lucia’s Ambassador for Diaspora Affairs, Dr. Jocelyne Clarke-Fletcher, confirmed late Saturday, April 11 that three more Saint Lucians overseas have fallen to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

As a result, the death toll is now 18, Dr. Clarke-Fletcher told St. Lucia News Online.

She released the names of several deceased persons on Facebook but did not specify the ones who fell victim to the dreaded virus.

She wrote: “This is not a pleasant task but I have to keep the record as our people in the Diaspora matter and must be remembered. Some of the names below have already been public. However, if you follow our page you can tally and keep abreast of the names and numbers. We have been informed of the passing of Mr. Joseph Desir and his wife Martha in the UK, Mr. Bwav Modeste of the UK, Mrs. Neola Haywood of the UK, Mr. Leonce Mc Elwin Mathurin Daniel of NY. May their souls rest in eternal peace. May the bereaved in the UK, NY, and SLU be comforted by our Lord as only He can during this very difficult period. God bless you all.

Reports indicate that over 50 Saint Lucians living in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom are ill with the coronavirus.

In Saint Lucia, 15 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, with no deaths.

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