Operation Seek and Save under way
Members of the Operation Seek and Save programme are on the job.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, members of one of the groups tasked with going door-to-door to gather information related to COVID-19 and dengue were spotted in Kingsland, Christ Church.
Other teams were reportedly working in parts of St Michael.
Operation Seek and Save is being undertaken during the February 3 to 17 National Pause, where Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has asked people to pause, reflect, refresh and renew as Government works to bring coronavirus (COVID-19) and dengue under control.
Government said the programme is engaging health care specialists, other professionals and interviewers, who will go into communities all across Barbados to identify people who are COVID-positive or at risk of COVID.
The primary objective of the intervention is to ensure that medical professionals reach people who are infected, at risk of infection or who would be particularly vulnerable to severe consequences when infected with COVID-19.
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Barbados reached 16 with the passing of a 93-year-old woman at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility today. (TG)