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Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley tests positive for COVID-19

Published:Monday | June 20, 2022 | 8:28 AM
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley. - Contributed photo.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Prime Minister Mia Mottley has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said that Mottley has “a mild case and she has indicated that she is doing well.

“The doctors have advised that she will remain at home until they determine otherwise,” the statement read.

It was indicated that Deputy Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw will perform the functions of Prime Minister during the period she is sick.

Last week, Mottley, who is fully vaccinated, hosted a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headed by its managing director, Kristalina Georgieva.

Mottley has become the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leader to have tested positive for the virus that has infected and killed thousands of people in the region.

Last week, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves confirmed he had tested positive for the virus.

Regional counterparts in Belize Prime Minister John Briceno, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and St Lucia's Prime Minister Phillip J. Pierre previously tested positive for the virus.

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