Trinidad and Tobago had four more confirmed cases of new coronavirus Covid-19 today, which brings the total figure to 94 from 638 samples tested by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). There have been five deaths and one discharge so far.
The Ministry of Health said two of today’s four cases had contact with persons who tested positive for Covid-19. Another had a history of recent travel. And the fourth case is ‘pending epidemiological investigation’, which suggests the possibility of ‘local spread’.
The Ministry of Health continues to urge members of the public to:
- Wash your hands properly with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are unavailable;
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose tissue immediately after using, or cough and sneeze into crook of your elbow;
- Avoid touching your face;
- Practice social distancing—that is no kissing, hugging or hand-shaking, and avoid mass gatherings;
- Sanitise hard surfaces as often as possible, such as tabletops, handrails, doorknobs and trolleys;
- Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms;
- Stay home if you are ill or not employed with an essential service.
Editor’s Note: Click HERE for information from today’s press conference with the government’s current plans to combat the global pandemic.