The following is a statement by the Ministry of Health.
“The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, advises the population of one additional confirmed case (imported) of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The patient is a twenty-six (26) year old male.
Thus, in total, five persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago at this time.
Members of the public are strongly advised to adhere to the following personal health protection measures to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:
The Equal Opportunity Tribunal has made changes to its operations in response to workplace guidelines provided by the government in dealing with the novel coronavirus.
The following is a press release from the EOT:
As a result of the risks associated with the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic and responding to the workplace guidelines and pandemic provisions mandated by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Equal Opportunity Tribunal has initiated its COVID-19 Response Strategy.
Scores of concerned people flocked to retail and wholesale outlets today to pick up critical cleaning supplies.
This occurred in light of more cases of Coronavirus and a death being recorded in the region.
As more customers arrived the lines grew longer and stretched down the aisles.
Businesses such as PriceMart, Massy Stores and Pennywise saw stocks flying off the shelves very quickly.
In the case of PriceMart, in particular, a limit of 3 units of certain items was implemented.
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says no cruise ships will be allowed to berth in either Trinidad or Tobago for the rest of the cruise ship season.
Speaking at a post-Cabinet media briefing on Thursday, Deyalsingh said the decision was taken as the Government steps up its efforts to stop or delay the coronavirus (COVID-19) from reaching T&T's shores.
Three days after the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) claimed it was the only regional reference laboratory accredited to test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and also confirm positive/negative results—officials at the St Augustine Medical Laboratory (STAML) say they are doing nothing wrong or illegal as they too, perform verified diagnostic tests for the virus.
Jamaica has confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus currently making its way around the world.
According to a statement by jamaica's minister of health and wellness Christopher Tufton, the patient is a Jamaican female who had travelled from the united kingdom, which has cases of covid19.
She arrived on the island on March 4th, presented to the public health system on March 9th and has been in isolation since then.