Child and staff member test positive for Covid-19 at St Jude’s School for Girls

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The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) confirmed two positive Covid-19 cases at St Jude’s School for Girls today. A child and a staff member tested positive after presenting with flu-like symptoms.

The OPM and Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago are ‘currently working with the management and staff’ at the school.

Photo: A doctor operates a Covid-19 test kit.

“The School has implemented all health protocols to ensure the health and wellbeing of the children and staff, who reside and work on the compound,” stated the release. “Parents, guardians and caregivers of the residents are being notified of the situation and the protocols in place, which include sanitisation of the facility and the cessation of all external activities and visits to the compound.

“The School’s management has also identified a designated team of staff, which includes a registered nurse, who will remain on-site to ensure continued operations and monitoring over the next 14 days.”

At present, Trinidad and Tobago has diagnosed 180 positive cases since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic while there are 40 active patients.

In the past 14 days, the twin island republic has had 30 infections with no recent travel history, which is an indication of local spread.

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