BLPC donates 50 sanitizing dispensers to BTB

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Barbados: Barbados Transport Board (BTB) received 50 sanitizing dispensers from The Barbados Light & Power Company.

This week, The Barbados Light & Power Company distributed 50 sanitizing dispensers to the BTB for use on their buses.

The dispensers will guarantee that persons using the public transport system sanitize their hands on entering the bus before there is contact with anything or anyone within the space.

Barbados has received several aids in the form of gifts not within the country but at the International level too. On the other hand, Barbados is also providing support to its native island Caribbean sisters by giving jabs of vaccines . Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia, and Belize received vaccines from Barbados.

Moreover, the COVID-19 update recorded, Barbados reported 45 new coronavirus positive cases on Thursday, February 25, while 99 persons redeemed and were discharged from quarantine.

These COVID-19 cases were among the 922 tests held by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory, which bring the number of active COVID-19 cases to 691. 

The positivity rate of covid-19 for Thursday was six percent. There was one death reported, a 79-year-old Barbadian man, who died at a nursing home. The death toll from coronavirus is now 33.

The 45 positive coronavirus cases comprised 21 women and 24 males. Seven of them had already gone to the Harrison Point Isolation Facility undergoing evaluation to determine whether their positive PCR test result displayed that they were, in fact, newly coronavirus positive or whether they had COVID-19 in the past and were no longer contagious. The other 38 cases were Barbadians-residents.

Barbados has reported 2,994 confirmed coronavirus cases – 1,390 females and 1,604 men – and 2,270 persons have redeemed. The public health laboratory has so far finished 124,392 tests.

There were 3,692 persons injected from vaccines on Thursday as part of the National Vaccination Programme for coronavirus. Till now, a total of 29,283 vaccinations have been conducted – 12,687 men and 16,596 females.

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