(CMR) Barbados’ Ambassador to the United Nations, Elizabeth Thompson, tested positive for COVID-19, shortly after returning to the island on Monday (May 18).
Thompson, who arrived on a private jet, was tested immediately. The Ambassador is said to have no symptoms of the disease. One other passenger who was on the plane with the Ambassador was also tested;the test was negative.
“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,” read a statement sent out by the Office of the Prime Minister.
The statement revealed that Thompson had returned 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 Thompson’s mother’s condition, she was granted entry into the island.
Since testing positive for COVID-19, Thompson has gone into isolation at Harrison’s Point.
The statement further indicated that Thomspon had no contact with other persons at her mother's household.