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Northern church cluster ‘still a bother’ for Government


Northern church cluster ‘still a bother’ for Government
Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic.(GP)

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The cluster of COVID-19 cases associated with a northern church now stands at 28.

Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic told the DAILY NATION last night officials were still very dissatisfied with the level of cooperation from members of World Harvest Ministries International Church in Speightstown, St Peter, and that aggressive contact tracing would continue until they determined no one else was at risk of infection.

Last week, one member was involved in a long stand-off with members of the Ministry of Health and the Royal Barbados Police Force, before finally vacating her home in Kingsland, Christ Church, to be tested and quarantined.

“We’re constantly playing catch-up on this one,” Bostic said.

“And it’s all because there still is not enough cooperation from the people involved. The reason we were able to get the other clusters we faced last year settled was because of great cooperation by the public which allowed us to start aggressive contact tracing. But with this cluster in the north, that has not been the same.” (BA)

 

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