Government is being urged to place Barbados on the list of countries that have banned flights from the United Kingdom, where a more contagious strain of COVID-19 is on the rampage.
The call comes from Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development spokesman on health, Paul Gibson, who told the Midweek Nation Government should err on the side of caution until more information is known about the new strain.
However, the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP), is instead calling for longer quarantine periods under much stricter supervision.
“If you have a mutation and you are not sure what is going to be happening, pressing the pause button is not going to be a bad idea as far as I am concerned until you know what you are dealing with. It would be wise . . . for the Government to re-evaluate, press the pause button and let the science guide. . .,” Gibson said.