COVID-19 pandemic in Barbados

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COVID-19 pandemic in Barbados
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DiseaseCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Arrival date17 March 2020
(2 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases85[1] (as of 14 May)
Active cases13[1]
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic in Barbados is part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019.[2]

The pandemic was confirmed to have reached Barbados on 17 March 2020 with the announcement of the first two cases, and at its current peak on 12 April there were 56 active cases.[3]

The government declared a public health emergency (due to end on 30 June) and the country is currently under an overnight curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am (due to end after 17 May): many businesses are closed and many of the businesses that are allowed to open are subject to a surname-based schedule.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "COVID-19 Update: Eight Persons Leave Isolation Today". NationNews. 2020-05-10.
  2. "Coronavirus disease 2019". World Health Organization. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. "COVID-19 Update: Three new cases today". Barbados Today. 12 April 2020.