Residents say they are “getting antsy” about the delay of the COVID-19 dashboard, and are asking what the Ministry of Health is hiding.
An acknowledged “numbers-watcher” tells REAL News the dashboard is now a whole week behind, since the last published statistics were shared on September 16.
The new infections, as of that date, were 140, and followed the record-breaking 159 of September 13. “But since then, nothing! We want to know what the hold-up is,” the retired woman declares.
With speculation running rife, employees of the National Solid Waste Authority shared their fears of exposure yesterday.
Staff told REAL News – and later circulated a commentary – that a senior manager had tested positive for the coronavirus. They alleged that the information had been withheld from most of the employees, several of whom had been in close contact with the manager up to last Thursday.
According to the complaint, the frightened employees want the Authority to have their colleagues tested “and the entire building to be properly sanitized.”
They said, at the time, that their efforts to reach Health Minister Molwyn Joseph, among others, had failed.
Meanwhile, residents of Jennings Village – which sits in Sir Molwyn’s constituency – are also complaing and asking for his intervention.
According to a member of that community, “it rains in Jennings every day; literally several times per 24-hour day,” and yet the village is without water, he says.
Another asks: “How are Jennings people to practice COVID-19 protocols without water for hand-washing – the basic frontline protocol?”
And referencing the current economic situation, with many persons’ employment threatened by the new vaccination mandate, she adds: “People need work to buy sanitizer, but most can manage soap and water.”
Accordingly, Joseph is being called on to do something to improve the villagers’ situation.
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