COVID-19 Update and Press Conference – Nov. 13, 2021. (PMO)

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley wants to see an expansion of mobile testing sites in communities.

Ms. Mottley informed the nation during a televised press conference at Ilaro Court, this afternoon, that she had asked officials in the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW) to “look to see how else we can go into the nooks and crannies of this nation to give persons that sense of comfort that they can have access to these matters”.

She reported that Barbadians had been very responsive to Government’s vaccination efforts, and disclosed that 66.3 per cent, or two out of every three people over the age of 12, had taken the vaccine.

“I really do want to salute Barbadians, for putting us in that position, because 152,000 people is not 152, and it is by far the majority of the population, but it is still along the route to where we want to go. And we will continue to encourage persons at the community level.  We have improved our community engagement considerably…, and I believe that we can continue to even go further, both with respect to community vaccination and community testing,” Ms. Mottley underlined.

She urged all Barbadians to continue to play their part to maintain the progress that had been achieved by health officials to keep the population safe.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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