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COVID-19 Update and Press Conference August 27, 2021


COVID-19 Update and Press Conference August 27, 2021
Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic (Picture courtesy PMO Barbados)

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic were among officials who addressed a press conference on Friday, August 27, 2021.


Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic

  • We had brought our cumulative incidents of cases per 100 000 down to below 25, but this has changed within the last few weeks.
  • 27 people have tested positive at the Gymnasium testing site. This is not a joke. We have been seeing the impact of the Delta [COVID-19] variant. We strongly believe the measures we had taken in January and February have served us well.

Nurse Glendora Seale, Harrison Point Isolation Facility

  • We have seen an increasing number of younger patients.
  • A large percentage are symptomatic and end up in the ICU.
  • Right now, we have in critical care, patients average 43 years old, two are critically ill, and the others are on some level of oxygen support.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

• Not going to change the curfew.

• As of Sunday, August 29, and for next two weeks:

• No visits to elderly care facilities.

• All church services will be limited to 25 people and mandatory 6ft spacing and length of service to 1 1/2 hours.

• Meeting of clubs limited to 25 people.

• No graduations and receptions.

• Bars and rum shops will remain open; no consumption indoors.

• Outdoor gatherings limited to 20 people.

• Hikes will continue; no socialising before and after.

• Pleasure crafts cruises will continue.

• Indoor and contact sports are not permitted

• Outdoor sports are permitted up to 20 people.

• Permission must be sought for more than 20 people.