OINTEXPRESS: Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin has confirmed he, and ten members of his family have tested positive for COVID-19.
The spread of the virus is believed to have taken place at the family’s Christmas dinner.
In response to a request for confirmation, Minister Benjamin said they are “all doing fine, should be fully recovered in a few days.”
The person suspected to be the cause of the outbreak to those present at the event was not identified, however information suggests a female family member in attendance complained of feeling unwell. She further revealed that her spouse and child had above normal temperatures.
The Benjamin family apparently brushed the information aside and went on to dine and socialise together.
It was not until the gathering had dispersed that some family members began complaining of feeling unwell.
As a result, COVID tests were carried out leading to 11 positive results, including that of the attorney general.
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