Barbados’ prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

June 21, 2022 GMT
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley speaks during a plenary session at the Summit of the Americas, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley speaks during a plenary session at the Summit of the Americas, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley speaks during a plenary session at the Summit of the Americas, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley speaks during a plenary session at the Summit of the Americas, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley speaks during a plenary session at the Summit of the Americas, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an official statement.

Mottley’s office said Monday that the leader of the eastern Caribbean island has a mild case and will remain at home, adding that she is fully vaccinated.

Mottley was sworn in for a second term in January after her party held a snap general election after the country cut ties ties with Queen Elizabeth II late last year.

Mottley was elected prime minister in 2018 and became the island’s first female leader.