The Ministry of Health reported 167 new cases of Covid-19 today, taking the total number of infected persons since the onset of the pandemic up to 9,383. There have been 1,356 positive cases so far in April from 13,588 unique tests with 15 deaths, which makes it Trinidad and Tobago’s second worst month on record.
The country’s darkest period grappling the novel coronavirus, so far, came in August 2020 when there were 1,590 cases recorded after 15,70 tests with 14 deaths. The surge then coincided with Trinidad and Tobago’s General Elections on 10 August.
Yesterday, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh announced several reintroduced measures meant to flatten the curve, which include: a 50 percent rotation of public sector workers, a 25% capacity for places of worship, and a limit of 10 persons at weddings and funerals.
Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds said the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) will be asked to report on compliance of those laws on a daily basis.
The amendments to the public health ordinance came into effect at midnight on Wednesday and remain in place until Sunday 16 May.
The Ministry of Health asks the public to follow the three ‘W’s’:
‘Wash your hands, watch your distance from others and wear your mask.’