Barbados: Cases of coronavirus is increasing day by day in Barbados. Everybody is petrified and hence Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley announced a curfew from January 1, 2021, to January 14.
PM Mottley posted COVID-19 Update featuring Cabinet sub-committee Chairman and the Health Minister via her facebook’s official account. Forty-five positive cases had been recorded yesterday, a significant uptick from Thursday’s five cases.
48 people are in isolation:
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George admitted that the Government had estimated a 24-hour operation. It would involve over 100 persons, including medical staff, environmental health officers, nursing staff, and medical records clerks.
Dr George announced “currently there were 48 persons in isolation at the Harrison’s Point facility, of which 12 were in primary care, and 32 were in tertiary care which meant they were asymptomatic.
PM Mottley’s Advice:
“With those measures in place, we also believe that with the critical effect that we were allowing the official gathering of persons up to 50 or more, but now that we have seen the increased numbers of positives I would equally advise the Attorney General that there are to be no banquets, social gatherings, fetes, limes of any number whatsoever.”
Facebook User Elke Hassell wrote, “All that people do is putting stress unnecessarily on your PM and the Ministers present. It’s not too much to ask to stick with a few rules for your safety.”
On PM’s statement, “I don’t know where we have gotten drunk with this notion that the only way we can enjoy ourselves is with ‘music and alcohol’ and I have come to recognise that I have to speak all the time frankly.” Facebook user replied, “Hear hear, tell them to stay home drink mauby and lemonade, Madam PM you are correct, we don’t have to drink rum to have a great time. Come on, Barbados, be wise.”