Mere days after announcing that Barbuda has no active COVID-19 cases on the island, officials there are now reporting one lab-confirmed case of the virus.
The Council’s COVID-19 Taskforce says it will continue with its efforts to control the spread of the virus on the island, but Health officials are reporting that their stock of Sofia Rapid Testing Kits, used over the past weeks, have been exhausted.
Therefore this has brought a temporary halt to this method of testing on the sister island.
However, 50 SD Biosensor Rapid Antigen Testing Kits were received from the Mount St. John Medical Centre, and these will be used over the upcoming week, officials on Barbuda say.
In the meantime, officials report that frontline workers and vulnerable individuals “took the opportunity to get vaccinated this past week when the first batch of vaccines was received.”
Barbudans are being encouraged to take personal responsibility for their health and well-being and to do all that is necessary to stop the virus from spreading.