Those who have offered to help Government assist vulnerable families to cope with the effects of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were thanked by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.
The Prime Minister expressed her gratitude while announcing last night that Barbados had entered Stage 3 of the national response to the virus, as the number of confirmed cases reached 24.
Mottley said there has been considerable follow-up and a number of initiatives she announced last Friday were efficiently implemented, while others were on course to being implemented. One of these initiatives was the Adopt Our Families Programme.
Referring to a meeting with the Welfare Department, The Household Mitigation Unit and the Ministry of Finance, Mottley assured vulnerable families that she was working in their interest.
The Prime Minister said she was assured by the Welfare Department that cheques went out on Tuesday and asked businesses to honour them, whenever they can, even though some were due next week.