Health Minister Mary Isaac has pointed to the personal responsibility of citizens to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
“If everybody had obeyed the protocol like they do in Taiwan – 25 million people, we would not be where we are today,” Isaac said.
She spoke with reporters on Wednesday ahead of a sitting of the Senate.
“If you obey the protocols and you don’t drop your guard, you cannot get COVID,” Isaac asserted.
A reporter asked the Minister whether she thinks the protocols are foolproof.
She responded that wearing a mask would protect an individual.
“They dropped the ball somewhere,” Isaac declared when a reporter said the Deputy Police Chief had contracted the virus.
“Anybody who has had it dropped the ball,” she asserted.
“They either went to visit a family member, a friend, they hugged a person they loved that had it and they got it.”
“If I have it tomorrow, it’s because I dropped my guard,” Isaac explained.
And when a reporter asked whether she would take a COVID-19 vaccine, she responded in the affirmative.