CMO: Covid should no longer be front page news

COVID is here to stay.

That is the message the Chief Medical Officer The Most Honourable Dr Kenneth George wants Barbadians to understand.

He added that it should also be kept off the front pages of newspapers.

George was speaking while accepting a set of patient care equipment from the charity Betty’s Walk For St Philip District Hospital at the hospital yesterday.

Responding to a question as to the next step to deal with the controversial fallout from a just finished Twenty/20 international cricket match at Kensington Oval – at which mostly visitors and some locals were seen not wearing masks during the event – he said: “With respect to cricket that is history.

“We had made special recommendations and worked with cricket behind the scenes. There will soon be another set of matches and we will make sure that we put a situation in place that we limit the spread.”

George also said the focus for the next two weeks was to have schools reopen because Barbados was one of the few in the region that did not have face-to-face classes. (JS)

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