Sunday 7 June, 2020

Barbados has its first two confirmed cases of COVID-19

Barbados has recorded its first two confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Testing positive are a 48-year-old visitor to the island and a 39-year-old Barbadian. Both have a recent travel history. They came to Barbados from the United States of America.

After experiencing some symptoms, they were referred to the medical team at the Ministry of Health and Wellness for further evaluation.

The test results came this morning. According to Barbados' Health Minister, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic: "They will remain in isolation until they recover."

He urged Barbadians to understand that there is no need or time for panic. "This is the time for vigilance and being our brothers' keepers". He said that the communication lines are open and updates will come every step of the way.

"The mission now is to prevent the spread of this coronavirus disease 2019," he added.

Fourteen persons were tested for COVID-19. The other 12 were negative. 

Barbados is now at Stage 1 in terms of its response to COVID-19

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