Thursday 22 October, 2020

PM Mottley says R.I.P to the million who have died from COVID-19

Prime Minister Mia Mottley delivers a brief message following the one-millionth death due to COVID-19. (Source: PMO Barbados YouTube)

Prime Minister Mia Mottley delivers a brief message following the one-millionth death due to COVID-19. (Source: PMO Barbados YouTube)

On the current track, according to scientists, we could lose another million people to COVID-19 before an effective vaccine is discovered and ready for distribution.

Sharing this somber news was Prime Minister Mia Mottley today (September 29) as the world hit one million COVID-19 deaths globally. To that figure, Barbados contributed seven.

Prime Minister Mottley in a brief message wished that the departed rest in peace.

And she said that Barbadians can not afford to rest on their laurels at this time nor can we become complacent because we currently only have five active cases in isolation on island.

"COVID-19 is going to be around for awhile. We in Barbados have to protect ourselves. We cannot play fast or loose. We have to respect and follow the guidelines. We have to rebound economically but we also have to be responsible socially.

"One million souls have been lost. So as a people, as a nation let us quicken our steps to a resolution. We may not discover the vaccine in this region, but we can minimise death and suffering in this region."

Our figures so far as "comforting but not reassuring, because we are still my friends, at risk."

She called on Barbadians to be wise, vigilant and responsible.

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