Health official warns against complacency, though T&T coronavirus risk relatively low

The risk of the novel coronavirus nCoV-2019 appearing on Trinidad and Tobago shores is relatively low, compared with other places.

But Dr Vishwanath Partapsingh, Principal Medical Officer at the Health Ministry, says while there is no need to panic, the country cannot afford to be complacent.

On a larger scale, Dr Partapsingh says the screening systems are extremely detailed to determine travellers’ possible exposure to nCov-2019, once they are coming from countries of interest.

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If you are travelling to this country from the United States or the Asian continent, then prepare to be screened.

Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, has confirmed that screening has begun at the Piarco International Airport and the ANR Robinson International Airport as the first line of defence against the deadly coronavirus—2019 NCOV—which first presented in Wuhan, China.