Barbados Minister Of Health’s Facebook Page Hacked

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic

The public is asked to be aware that the Facebook Page belonging to Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, has been hacked and messages purporting to be from him are being sent.

The Minister became aware of this breach earlier this evening, and a resolution to the problem is currently being worked on.

Persons are therefore advised to ignore any message received in the Minister’s name from this Facebook page, until further notice.

The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are four (4) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to forty-six (46). There have been seven (7) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, thirty-eight (38) confirmed cases in New Providence and one (1) confirmed case from the island of Bimini. The death toll remains at eight (8).

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:

Case #43 is a twenty-five (25) year old male resident of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is hospitalized;

Case #44 is a fifty-eight (58) year old male of New Providence with no history of travel. This case is also hospitalized;

Case #45 is a forty-nine (49) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel and is in home isolation; and

Case #46 is a twenty-nine (29) year old female of New Providence with no history of travel and is hospitalized.

Health officials continue to follow the condition of the other current COVID-19 positive cases. Investigations are ongoing.