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Government considering another czar

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A NEW COVID-19 CZAR could soon be in the position left empty by the straight-talking Richard Carter, who led rallying calls to keep everyone in Barbados safe from the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

If Carter does not return, someone else is likely to be taking up the role to help give Government an eagle’s eye consideration of the socio-economic impact of the virus, and push back resistance to public health policies in place to prevent community spread.

Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic hinted at this when he spoke to the media recently at Sea Breeze Beach House, Maxwell, Christ Church, about clamping down on quarantine breaches among visitors and returning nationals.

He said the COVID-19 czar’s functions could be reactivated in order to continue being the “eyes and ears” of the administration’s fight against the viral illness.  (SNR)

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