• Today
    July 09

  • 06:13 PM

Firm COVID-19 stand


Added 01 July 2020


A masked Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday. (Picture by Jameel Springer)

Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic is standing firm behind Government’s protocols for the restart of commercial flights into Barbados.

This reaffirmation was in response to concerns raised by the medical fraternity as well as the Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP), about whether the country was courting danger by implementing lax COVID-19 mitigation protocols.

Among the concerns was that the 72-hour window between passengers taking the test and boarding the flight was too long a lag period and would allow ample time for persons to become infected just before entering the country.

This concern was compounded by an out-of-control rise in cases in the United States.  (CLM)

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. 

Join Nation News on WhatsApp



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


Should the headquarters of a new regional airline remain in Antigua & Barbuda?