Barbados: Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley informed on 20 Feburay 2021 that, So far, almost 12,000 persons in Barbados have been vaccinated to protect against COVID-19, with nearly 3,000 vaccinated today.
She added,” And we shall continue with vaccinations over the weekend by appointment only. ”
Barbados Health Ministry informed that the country has recorded 30 new positive cases of noble coronavirus on Thursday, February 18, from the 702 tests carried by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.
Apart from this, 52 people also recovered from this deadly virus; currently, the total number of active cases in the small Island country is 789.
In 30 new cases, 17 women and 13 men, Three of them had already been at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility undergoing evaluation to determine whether their positive PCR test result proved that they were, in fact, newly confirmed cases, or whether they had coronavirus in the past and were no longer infectious.
PM Mia Mottley is to lead Barbados’ delegation to the 32nd Inter-sessional Conference of the bloc’s Conference of Leaders of Government, currently chaired by Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley.
Since March 2020, when the first coronavirus case was reported in the region, 1,719 people have died from the disease in the 15-nation community. Five associate member states as the absolute number of cases push past 88,000, putting critical stress on public health systems and destroying economic activity.
Implementing the CARICOM Single Market and Economic, Mottley has lead responsibility in CARICOM’s quasi-cabinet, is expected to be a key topic. The leaders are also likely to examine the CARICOM Development Fund and approve a CARICOM Commission’s final report on the Economy.
CARICOM heads are also supposed to discuss the region’s food and nutrition security. The pandemic takes a firm hold on farming and food supplies, a joint tourism policy, and regional security.