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36 per cent of COVID-19 patients from commercial flights were Bajan

On October 28, Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) there is a procedure for those who carry valid negative PCR tests or not.

On October 28, Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) there is a procedure for those who carry valid negative PCR tests or not.

Minister of Health Lt Colonel Jeffrey Bostic believes that Barbados has successfully avoided the deafening blow of COVID-19.

He revealed that since commercial flights recommenced on July 12 to October 25, Government has recorded 129 positive cases. Out of the 129 positive cases, 47 have been returning nationals, 13 Ghanaians, 20 from CARICOM countries, and 49 from other countries. 

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The major source of positive cases has been the United Kingdom with 42 cases, the United States of America with 35 cases and other CARICOM countries accounting for 17 positive cases. 

Bostic also disclosed that in September positive cases from a second test accounted for 29 per cent of total cases but jumped in October to 78 per cent. 

"We have the situation under control but this can change overnight by one drop of the ball. That is why we have to be vigilant and that is why we need the extension of the emergency powers. We still have a few places where people are not doing where they are supposed to do and it is a constant effort on our part," said the Minister of Health 

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