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Health Ministry Update: T&T’s Covid-19 counter climbs to 103

Trinidad and Tobago’s tally of persons infected by the novel coronavirus Covid-19 now stands at 103, after two more persons tested positive today.

Both patients, according to a release from the Ministry of Health, were ‘close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients’. At present, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has tested 736 samples from the government. There have been six deaths with one discharge.

Photo: Coronavirus Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic on 11 March 2020.
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Forty-nine of the positive results came from a group of 73 citizens who took a cruise on the Costa Favolosa ship last month. Twenty-two of those adventurers are quarantined in Balandra at present having twice tested negative.

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, avoid mass gatherings, and stay approximately six feet from others (especially if persons are laughing or showing signs of ‘flu-like illness’;
  • Sanitise hard surfaces as often as possible, such as tabletops, handrails, doorknobs and trolleys;
  • Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms;
  • Limit occupancy of vehicles to 50 per cent and keep windows open;
  • Stay home if you are ill or not employed with an essential service.

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