The Barbados Ambassador to the United Nations, Liz Thompson, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) according to an official statement issued Tuesday by the Ministry of Health and wellness.
It said that the diplomat, has no symptoms of the disease and is feeling 'perfectly well'.
The statement said that Thompson had returned to Barbados on Monday from New York, which is the epicenter of the COVID outbreak in the United States.
Ambassador Liz Thompson (File Photo)
'Ms Thompson arrived on a private jet and was tested at Paragon immediately after her arrival. This morning we received information that her test was positive. There was one other passenger on the plane on which the Ambassador travelled. That passenger was also tested; that test is negative,' the statement said.
It said that Thompson had come to Barbados to be at the bedside of her 95-year-old mother who became gravely ill with a heart condition 'non-COVID related condition' on the weekend.
'Given the gravity of her mother's condition, she was allowed to go to her mother's bedside. The senior Mrs Thompson is being kept comfortable at her home,' the statement said, adding that the diplomat 'has had no contact...