Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley showed her concern towards the people who have lost their lives due to lethal coronavirus.
She stated, In the past seven days, Barbados has lost three citizens due to COVID-19. They didn’t break any law. They did not flagrantly abuse any protocol or guidelines. They did not even leave their homes.
According to her, “They didn’t catch COVID; COVID caught them. None of the three of them went to COVID. COVID came to them. This has given her sleepless nights, and she fears that COVID will not stop until we as a nation stop COVID.”
Furthermore, she noted, COVID-19 will not stop unless we declare war on COVID-19. Therefore, our fightback must intensify, but her words will be empty if they were simply words, and therefore it means it needs more than that—the action and support of all right-thinking Barbadians in this battle.
Recent COVID-19 update
Another Barbadian has passed away from COVID-19. The 48-year-old woman, who had an underlying illness, died on Tuesday, January 26.
The Ministry of Health & Wellness, and by prolonging Barbados’s Government, extend their sincere condolences to the deceased’s family and friends. Her passing brings the number of COVID-19 related demises in Barbados to 11.
The 761 tests held out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday also identified 16 new coronavirus positive cases. At the same time, 22 people were redeemed from the viral illness and were discharged from isolation.
There are now 353 active cases in the nation. The 16 new positives include 14 persons of Barbadian community and one of unknown race. One of the new cases was previously sent to the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility for assessment.
Barbados has reported 1,443 confirmed cases – 580 females, 863 males – and 1,079 persons have recovered. The public health laboratory has so far performed 100,890 tests.