The opposition in Barbados is urging a national lockdown in the face of a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president Verla DePeiza on Sunday accused the government of failing to protect citizens.
As reported by Barbados Today, she has recommended a national lockdown and closure of borders so that the authorities can get a handle on the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The DLP leader was speaking during a virtual panel discussion, COVID-19: Time to Reset.
“Right now we need to take a pause and part of that pause is to close ourselves off for the time being,’ DePeiza asserted.
On Saturday, Barbados announced 161 cases of COVID-19 at the Island’s Dodds prison.
Health officials have linked the cases to a Boxing Day bus crawl.
As a result of the new COVID-19 spike, Barbados has announced several new measures.
They include a new curfew directive until January 14, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.