With New York reporting more than 75 thousand people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Barbadians living there have been assured of support from Counsel General Mackie Holder.
Government’s CZAR for COVID 19 Richard Carter has expressed serious concern about the number of Barbadians who are not adhering to the curfew restrictions.
Local telecommunications providers say they are prepared for the increase in internet traffic expected over the coming weeks.
Barbados has recorded another positive case of Covid 19, after conducting another 22 tests.
Barbados’ borders have not been closed but screening at the island’s ports of entry have been stepped up in light of the Coronavirus.
The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) has announced a series of measures including a reduction in the discount rates t0 banks in a bid to support the domestic banking sector in light of the projected impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economy and the financial system.
Public service vehicle owners and operators say they have been left out of provisions extended to other sectors as they grapple with fewer than normal passengers.
A determination is to be made on Monday as to whether government day care nurseries should remain open.
The Blackman and Gollop Primary School at Staple Grove, Christ Church, was officially handed over to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital today for use as an isolation facility, as Government continues to build capacity to treat COVID-19 patients.
Exemptions will be granted for businesses that provide services for essential enterprises, only in cases of emergency.