Barbados has recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases. This was announced by Chief Medical Officer (Ag) Dr. Kenneth George this afternoon during a news conference.

Nine of those testing positive are nurses who arrived from Ghana on Thursday.

Dr. George also disclosed many of the Ghanaians who arrived on the island did not produce COVID-19 test results as required by the health authorities but noted due to the authorities’ diligence they were able to identify those carrying the virus.

All of the nurses went into 14 days quarantine on arrival in Barbados

Yesterday, the Bes-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 258 tests.

Dr. George spoke to the other 3 cases.

Dr. George also advised that those who attended the welcome ceremony for the Ghanaian nurses on Thursday at the airport be tested.

Two more people have been released from isolation today.