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Barbados: Nine nurses from Ghana test positive for COVID-19

Twelve people, including nine of the nurses who recently arrived in Barbados from Ghana, have tested positive for COVID-19 after tests conducted on Friday by the Best Dos-Santos Public health Laboratory.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George made the announcement during a live media conference on CBC TV yesterday afternoon.

George said the laboratory conducted 248 tests on Friday and the remainder were negative.

In addition to the nine nurses – 95 arrived in Barbados on Thursday – there is one Barbadian woman who returned on July 29 and not June 29 as announced by George, a male visitor who arrived on July 30 and a Barbadian man who arrived from the United Kingdom with a negative test, but was positive when he was tested again to travel.

George said all of them were showing no symptoms and “are likely to be in the recovery phase”, with only one person’s indicators pointing to being in the acute phase.

He said monitoring and surveillance would be increased at designated facilities.

He said everyone who tested positive was immediately placed in isolation at Harrison’s Point.

George said all of the nurses went into 14-day quarantine, as was reported in the Weekend Nation.

Source: starfm