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Carnival didn’t bring Covid-19! T&T borders stay closed until 30 April—along with bars, churches and doubles vendors

National Security Minister Stuart Young confirmed today that Trinidad and Tobago’s borders as well as bars, clubs, theatres, betting houses, churches and dining-in areas at restaurants will remain closed until 30 April 2020. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh made the amendment to the Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus] Regulations yesterday. The …

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Health ministry reveals Covid-19 map data, 388 prisoners proposed for release

“Today marks an inflection point, a turning point, with how we treat with Covid-19,” said Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh at today’s press conference. “If we as a society heed the warnings of the prime minister, the minister of health, the chief medical officer, the commissioner of police, civil society; and …

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Update: No State of Emergency, prison population reduction and 1,000 tests per day

“If I have a problem, as a public officer and prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, it has to be that I have this confidence,” said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, “that the vast majority of our people are right thinking and reasonable people and will understand—once they are informed …

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CMO: T&T may have local spread, behave like person next to you has Covid-19

Ministry of Health CMO Dr Roshan Parasram warned today that Trinidad and Tobago might now be experiencing low levels of ‘local spread’ of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 and urged persons to treat everyone in their immediate vicinity as though they were infected. As of this morning, the twin island republic …

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Non-essential workers ordered home from 30 March; Gov’t addresses blanks on first Covid-19 death

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley advised today that only ‘essential workers’ should report to work between 30 March and 15 April. For the rest, the message was: stay at home. However, Rowley stressed, on multiple occasions, that he was not proposing a state of emergency, and he criticised a Trinidad …

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T&T suffers first Covid-19 related death, MoH mum on claims regarding deceased patient

Trinidad and Tobago has its first novel coronavirus death, after an elderly patient, believed to be 78 years old, passed away today. Wired868 was first alerted of the Covid-19 related death at 5.30pm and subsequently obtained corroboration from a senior employee at the Ministry of Health. However it would be …

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Live Wire chronicles: School prefect Deyalsingh, cheery Colm and storytelling PM hold court

“We are trying to walk a tightrope between fighting off a virus that can kill us,” said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, “and trying to protect an economy that could collapse and a country that could go into bankruptcy if things go pear-shaped.” In retrospect, maybe this is not the …

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