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Health Minister: “Try not to go to China…”

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh is urging citizens who were planning to travel to china, to avoid doing so, unless it is absolutely necessary.

The minister issued the public advisory on CNC3’s The Morning Brew today:

“I am urging everyone who is thinking about going to China for non-essential travel to please, not go. It is not in your best interest to go to China at this point in time.”

The health minister is encouraging citizens who have recently travelled to China, or who know someone who has, to get themselves to the nearest health facility.

Jean De La Valette on dry dock from today

The Jean De La Valette ferry is expected to go on dry dock today, and will be out of service until Saturday 8 February 2020.

In an official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Transportation Company Ltd. (TTIT), the company advises that during the period of the ferry’s dry-docking, the T&T Spirit, the Galleons Passage and the MV Cabo Star will continue to operate.

As a result of the dry-docking of the Jean De La Valette, several sailings in February on the T&T Spirit have been cancelled.

Around the World: Russian helicopter crash kills 18

Russia's emergencies ministry said the MI-8 went down at 10:20 local time.
All those on board were killed. 
The helicopter was reportedly taking workers to an oil station.
 A criminal investigation is underway.
Initial assessments have suggested that the aircraft's blades struck cargo being carried by another helicopter just after take-off. 
The second helicopter was able to land safely.
The Russian Transport Ministry said the incident happened in "normal" weather conditions.

 

Port Authority apologises for today's ferry problems

The Port Authority says the T&T Express was forced to turn back because of a problem with the hydraulics for the steering system.

The Port says the boat will sail again at 8pm tonight.

It is apologising for the problems passengers experienced today in the following statement.

"The Authority wishes to advise the travelling public that necessary maintenance works are continuing on the T&T Express and T&T Spirit.

Yellow Fever certificate now needed for some passengers arriving from South American mainland

The Ministry of Health is advising that effective March 22nd, 2017, persons travelling into Trinidad and Tobago from the following six (6) countries are required to present proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever through a valid International Certificate of Vaccination.

The countries are:

1. Brazil
2. Columbia
3. Ecuador
4. Peru
5. The Plurinational State of Bolivia
6. Suriname