• Today
    February 22

  • 07:10 PM

Nineteen under watch

SHAWN CUMBERBATCH, shawncumberbatch@nationnews.com

Added 12 February 2020


Symptoms of the coronavirus

GOVERNMENT is strengthening its surveillance for the deadly coronavirus, which has now claimed more than 1 000 lives in mainland China.

Yesterday, the House of Assembly approved $1.18 million for the Ministry of Health and Wellness to spend on quarantine facilities and related measures.

The approval came after Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic reported that “over the last few weeks” 46 people were monitored under quarantine for 14 days. Nineteen are still in their period of observation, he said.

But Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley, while supportive of the effort at home, voiced concern for Barbadians, especially students, who remainedin China. (SC)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Do you agree with the decision to move the fire station from Bridgetown?