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Curfew Announced Amid Probe Into Local COVID-19 Spike

(Barbados Today) In a manner befitting the tumult, upheaval and pain that was 2020, Old Year’s Night was effectively cancelled after a spike in COVID-19 infections triggered new curfew restrictions and public health officials began rigorous testing and contact tracing to get to the root of the outbreak.

As thousands were making their final preparations for the festive weekend, details were emerging about 10 new cases, five of which were of nationals who were not linked to travellers.

“In other words, the five cases suggest that there is some local transmission,” declared Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George said that of the five infected people between the ages of 18 and 43, three displayed minor symptoms of COVID-19.

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