3 Barbadian women succumb to COVID-19 in one day


The number of Barbadians lost to Covid-19 rose to 36 yesterday, February 28, when three Barbadian ladies succumbed to the viral illness.

The first was an 85 year-old resident of a nursing home who passed away at 1:15 in the afternoon.

Just over an hour later at 2:25, the second lady, a 64 year-old perished at Enmore. This was followed at 6pm with the transition of the third lady, an 88 year-old resident of a nursing home. All three suffered co-morbidities and tested COVID-positive on various dates during the month of February.

The Minister of Health, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, extends condolences to the families and other loved ones, now in mourning.

The Minister advised the public, “while the Ministry believes that the worst of the current Covid-19 outbreak is subsiding, we still have some distance to go before we are in a position of safety. Now that the country is reopening, members of the public must exercise every caution in all interactions with each other and continue to observe the health and safety protocols. Relaxation of these efforts could have a damaging impact.”

“As the saying goes, ‘COVID loves crowds.’ Any setting with crowds and lots of strangers, where there is no physical distancing, presents a risk.  We should also remember that it is with those to whom we are closest that we are most likely to let down our guard.

Therefore, social settings with friends and family present some element of danger. We must not equate this start of the reopening process as a time of relaxation. We still have to be extremely vigilant if we are not to suffer a reversal of the gains we have made.”

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  1. EDITOR OF ANU:Is this a distraction? What bearing this has on Antigua and Barbuda? Just asking. We the people would not be distracted by anyone and or anything.

    • Smh… do you live in a vacuum….. is Antigua and Barbuda in a vacuum?…… political idiot s

  2. There is a skinny black guy on pigeon point beach who doesn’t follow the rules he literally annoys everyone all the tourists/yachties he will walk up to them and make contact with them and not even know if they have covid or not. can someone of authority please do something about this maniac because my family is afraid to go to their favorite beaches because of people like him!

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