(CMR)The Government of St Lucia has suspended liquor licenses to address the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The suspension, which takes effect on Wednesday, January 20, will last for 21 days.
This means the sale and consumption of alcohol at supermarkets, minimarts, grocery shops, gas stations, and other licensed operators are prohibited.
The Office of the Prime Minister said the suspension was intended as a measure to address the spread of COVID-19 in light of the significant increase in the number of active cases on the island.
On Tuesday, January 19, St Lucia had 713 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 359 active cases.
A total of 57 new cases were recorded in the country on Tuesday.