All residents of the Bridge of Hope Children’s Home in Sangre Chiquito are to remain in quarantine until February 5th, after 18 residents at the Home contracted the COVID-19 virus.
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and head of Gender and Child Affairs, Ayanna Webster-Roy, confirmed the outbreak yesterday and said, “All symptoms are extremely mild. All residents are in good spirits,” and “they did not require anything additional at this time.”
A total of 31 children reside at the Home.
Webster-Roy said eight members of staff have agreed to remain on the premises to care for those who have tested positive.
IN a Guardian interview, Children’s Authority communications manager Cheryl Moses-Williams said “The County Medical Officer of Health is monitoring the children and staff. The staff are also ensuring that the children remain motivated with play, music, songs and dances.”
The authority will continue to monitor the home’s operations.