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‘Call ahead if feeling ill’

Kendy Graham, [email protected]

‘Call ahead if feeling ill’

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Barbadians have been urged to limit their visits to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced three more confirmed cases of the virus during a press conference at Ilaro Court earlier today.

This brings to five the number of confirmed cases in Barbados, including a crew member on a cruise ship. That person never came ashore.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Anton Best said limitation of visits to the QEH had started and repeated the protocols for people who were feeling ill. He noted, however, that a prohibition of visits to QEH was not yet in place.

“We are asking people who have respiratory symptoms not to go to the QEH. To call ahead, call the hotline or your regular health care provider to be advised as to what to do, you will be assessed and given the correct guidelines,” he said.