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Barbados latest country with confirmed coronavirus cases

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020. 9:46 am CST.

By BBN Staff: As the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) spreads across the world, Barbados becomes the latest Caribbean country to report its first cases.

According to Barbados Today, the country’s Minister of Health, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, confirmed Barbados’ first two cases of COVID-19 today.

Bostic said that the two patients – a 48-year-old visitor who arrived in Barbados on March 13 and a 39-year-old female local, had both been to the United States. The two patients were among a group of 14 that were tested.

The latest situation report on COVID-19 published by the World Health Organization (WGO) says that total global infections, as of March 16, have exceeded 160,000, with 6,606 dead.

In preparation for the virus, Belize has rolled out several measures, that were announced at the joint press conference held yesterday by Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño.


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