There are no cases of coronavirus in Barbados.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Arthur Philips, cautioned Barbadians against spreading rumours, which had the potential to create unnecessary panic in the island.
Philips said the Ministry of Health and Wellness had instituted very strong surveillance measures at the island’s ports of entry, which had so far proven very effective.
Any person entering Barbados from the affected regions who show no symptoms of illness are quarantined for 14 days. In the event that travellers exhibit symptoms, they will be immediately isolated.