Recent domestic spread of COVID-19 is our ‘biggest scare’ so far – PM


Prime Minister Gaston Browne is putting the nation on notice that the number of COVID cases here could increase when the results of the 166 samples at CARPHA are returned.

“We would not be surprised if we end up with a couple more positive cases,” the Prime Minister said on Pointe FM.

“Unlike the past few weeks, the last three cases that we have presently, they are as a consequence of domestic spread.

“This is perhaps the biggest scare we’ve had so far,” the Prime Minister added.

Browne said health officials and the Cabinet “are very, very concerned about the situation” because they are not sure whether or not there has been any community spread.

“Clearly there has been domestic spread,” said.

“This particular situation, we understand would have been as a result of a returning national who has a relationship with a local and that local person would have spread it to others.

“In this particular case it is evident that the individual who returned did not exercise the type of vigilance and that another person became complacent, engaged with that person, contracted COVID and then spread it to a few other individuals.

“We would not be surprised if the figures spread beyond three.”

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  1. It as been community spreading long time. It’s just that most ppl here are Asymptomatic.. Only a fool would think otherwise

    • Remember those 15 to 20 people that suddenly died between March and June that they never have any clear info on?

      Also why aren’t they testing people when they get here?

  2. Im really not sure how the PM determined it was community spread and not from a tourist. Everyone who arrives here, returning nationals and tourists alike, must present a negative covid test. So how is it he knows it was from a returning national?

  3. Deliberate ignorance and pathetic arrogance will be the common denominator in future outbreaks of Covid-19.
    I just hope that, going forward, those who contract the disease are those who ignorantly thought that wearing of masks was an infringement on their human rights and arrogantly thought that the disease would show up only in certain sections of the population, that such persons would suffer a greatly before finally coming to their senses

    • @Anon the 1st…
      The Cruise ships will be arriving soon!

      Now, besides Asot Michael – MP and his exploding “bombs” hitting 46 North Street, once the Cruise ships start to call, the protocols will be like, a free fall; especially around Heritage Quay, unless, it is converted into a Military zone, Yida Development likely is this way, but Heritage Quay, Redcliff Quay, St. John’s businesses, to include the Mamasitas Bars, no way!

      Take your pick…
      …Pan, Plan or Epi – DEMIC!:

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