Barbados has recorded a third death from COVID-19, an elderly man who passed away early this morning while three more people remain critically ill on respirators, with the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados now at 63 with three new cases since yesterday.
This was disclosed by Barbados’ COVID-19 pandemic response team at a news briefing this morning at which acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw announced that supermarkets in Barbados reopen from tomorrow to take online and phone orders only for home delivery or curbside pick-up.
The acting Prime Minister explained how the system works.
Ms. Bradshaw also appealed to people who have already done their shopping and have adequate supplies to in her words, stand down, to give others a chance and so as not to flood the system. She also said the police will be deployed to boost security at supermarkets.
Meantime, village shops and neighbourhood minimarts who don’t have the facility for online or phone orders will be allowed to open their doors to take orders or do pre-packaged deliveries.
Meantime, Dr. Corey Forde, Head of Infection Prevention and Control at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital spoke of the latest COVID-19 death and the other critical cases.
Dr. Forde insists there’s no evidence of the rampant spread of COVID-19 throughout the community.