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Breaching of rules ‘adds to problem’


Breaching of rules ‘adds to problem’
Senior Medical Officer Dr Arthur Phillips. (FILE)

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The continued breaching of COVID-19 protocols by visitors is proving to be one of the major obstacles in the fight to get to the bottom of the current spike of positive cases in Barbados.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George said yesterday that investigations in the last few days had revealed that the breaches of quarantine had forced the Ministry of Health to find more resources to look into the four clusters of cases currently active on the island.

George and senior medical officer Dr Arthur Phillips were guests on Starcom Network’s Down To Brass Tacks radio call-in programme along with noted virologist Dr Brendan Larder.

George also suggested that the way Barbadians acted socially in December, letting their guard down by partying and not keeping up with protocols, also worsened the situation. (BA)

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