Barbados says three tourists held by the police for alleged breaches of COVID-19 protocols were not associated with Sandals resort.
The acknowledgement came in a statement posted Friday on the official website of the Barbados Government Information Service.
It noted that in a press release issued late on Tuesday, December 29, regarding the delisting of Sandals Barbados Resort and Spa as a designated quarantine hotel, it was stated that police had held three tourists for alleged breaches of COVID -19 protocols related to quarantine.
“The Ministry of Health and Wellness would like to categorically state that these persons were not associated in any way with the Sandals Barbados Resort and Spa, and regrets that this might have been implied in the release,” the statement said.
Barbadians ushered in the New Year from their homes, as a curfew took effect at the stroke of midnight.
The authorities announced the measure as they investigate what was described as a baffling outbreak of coronavirus infections among Barbadians with no travel histories.
Declaring she was taking immediate action to protect citizens and guests, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced a nightly midnight to 5 a.m. curfew until January 14.