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Atherley: Govt dropped the ball on lockdown


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Atherley: Govt dropped the ball on lockdown

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Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley has taken Government to task over what he deemed a botched approach to the two-week shutdown which resulted in chaotic scenes as thousands of Barbadians descended upon supermarkets yesterday to stock up.

 
In a recorded statement, Atherley charged that Government, which announced a partial shutdown on Wednesday then returned a day later to implement a full closure of the country due to the increase in COVID 19 cases, was guilty of sending mixed messages, leaving Barbadians unprepared.

 Noting that he was in full support of the shutdown, Atherley took exception to the last-minute manner in which it was done.

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