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UPDATES: Detailed advisory from PM Mottley


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UPDATES: Detailed advisory from PM Mottley
Prime Minister Mia Mottley (GP)

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley addressed the nation, Saturday, November 13, 2021.

She was joined by officials including Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic, Manager of Isolation Facilities Dr Corey Fode, Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George and president of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners Dr Lynda Williams.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

From Monday, November 15, the curfew time will be moved from 9 p.m. to midnight.

This will be reviewed after four weeks.

No excuse to abandon COVID-19 protocols.

Encouraged Barbadians to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Health officials are still reviewing information for children aged 5 to 11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic

An average of 300 COVID-19 cases daily and 2 000 cases weekly.

Managing cases as best we can and making changes where necessary.

Changes include testing facility at Queen’s Park where 7 people can be swabbed at time. There is seating for 45 inside and 60 outside.

Operations reorganised at the Gymnasium, Wildey testing site. This is going well.

Two oxygen plants delivered today with the help of the United States government.

Barbados also received a donation of $3 million in pharmaceuticals and personal protective equipment.

Safe zones are intended to provide a safe space for work and for clients.

In public care institutions, in the last four to six weeks, there were approximately 350 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The majority of cases came from the Psychiatric Hospital.

The issue of safe zones is still a work in progress.

Government will seek to further engage stakeholders such as the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), and trade unions.

Extensive talks were held on Thursday.

Significant progress has been made.

 

BAMP president Dr Lynda Williams

BAMP is now satisfied that the safe zone legislation was not intended to and does not bar any patient from accessing health care, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.

We are grateful with regard to the continued consultative process involving all parties.

Vaccination and testing is our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Knowing your status is important.

We will continue to sensitise people.

Impressive upgrades at Harrison Point Isolation Facility, but more human resources needed.

Do not stigmatise people who have COVID-19.

 

Manager of Isolation Facilities Dr Corey Forde

Delivery of oxygen plants will boost treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Situations contained at Geriatric Hospital and nursing homes

25 severely ill COVID-19 patients and 5 critically ill in Government facilities.

Improvement in level of care with assistance of BAMP.

Protect elderly, vulnerable.