Shift in testing focus

Barbados is shifting its focus on COVID-19 testing.

Chief Medical Officer The Most Honourable Dr Kenneth George revealed yesterday that public health officials would now be concentrating their testing efforts on people who may have been directly exposed to people already infected with the deadly virus.

George said this yesterday during a press conference held to update the country on the Ministry of Health’s latest initiatives to battle the pandemic.

In responding to a question about the low numbers of tests now as compared to a few months ago, George said that, led by the science, health officials had determined that, in fighting the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 it wasn’t feasible to try to test the entire population of Barbados.

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