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Three new COVID cases at Geriatric Hospital

Three new COVID cases at Geriatric Hospital
Geriatric Hospital (FILE)

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Three people from the Geriatric Hospital, one nurse and two of the kitchen staff, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, says Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

And officials at the hospital have already put a plan in place to protect the elderly population and staff from the virus.

The Prime Minister said she received the information from the Minister of Health and the Chief Medical Officer during a meeting with the doctors on Thursday and she felt it necessary to join the live national update to inform the country.

Mottley said it was important for news such as this to come from official sources because there was too much fake news making the rounds. She said it was “absolute foolishness” that the country was being locked down as conditions for a loan, one of the rumours circulating.

She also announced that Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Chief Justice Sir Patterson Cheltenham were in self-quarantine.

READ: GG, Chief Justice in self quarantine

At the end of January, Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic announced one of the patients at the Geriatric Hospital had tested positive for the virus and assured members of the public they were “on top of” the situation.  (SAT)