Saturday 30 May, 2020

No new COVID-19 cases in Barbados as of March 23, 6 pm

Barbados has confirmed no new cases of the COVID-19 virus as of March 23, 2020 at 6 pm. 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness announced today that the 11 persons tested on Sunday March 22 were all negative for COVID-19. This means that the number of positive COVID-19 patients in isolation in Barbados remains at 17.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anton Best said those patients who were in isolation are all stable with symptoms ranging from mild to moderate. He disclosed one patient, who suffers with a pre-existing respiratory condition is being monitored closely by medical staff. 

There are still three persons in mandatory quarantine at the Paragon Base, Christ Church and several others self-quarantined at their places of residence. 

Government is reminding persons in self quarantine that they must remain at home and isolated from other members of the household.  Any breach of these conditions may result in the offender being placed in mandatory quarantine at a health facility to complete the 14-day period.

They can also be subject to a maximum fine of $5,000 or 12 months in prison, or both.

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