Barbados’ Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic on Sunday begged and pleaded with Barbadians to stay off the street and away from supermarkets unless absolutely necessary.

Bostic expressed great disappointment with the behaviour of some Barbadians, as the country continues to battle a second wave of the virus that has now claimed the lives of 31 Barbadians, 24 of which occurred this year.

The country’s stay-at-home order which took effect from Friday
at 7 p.m. ended today at 6 a.m.

Bostic said that the Barbados Government was now looking at a special programme to provide accommodation at quarantine-approved hotels for members of large households, while awaiting COVID-19 test results. He said this would help reduce the chance of the virus being contracted, or spread at a time when the country is still dealing with community transmission.

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