5th T&T COVID-19 case confirmed

The following is a statement by the Ministry of Health.

“The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, advises the population of one additional confirmed case (imported) of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The patient is a twenty-six (26) year old male.

Thus, in total, five persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago at this time.

Members of the public are strongly advised to adhere to the following personal health protection measures to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:              

Equal Opportunity Tribunal announces changes to operations

The Equal Opportunity Tribunal has made changes to its operations in response to workplace guidelines provided by the government in dealing with the novel coronavirus. 

The following is a press release from the EOT: 

As a result of the risks associated with the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic and responding to the workplace guidelines and pandemic provisions mandated by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Equal Opportunity Tribunal has initiated its COVID-19 Response Strategy.

Young: Hackshaw didn’t order raid

The Po­lice Ser­vice says the search war­rant for the raid on the Ex­press’ of­fices on Wednes­day was not ob­tained on the in­struc­tions of the act­ing Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er, Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young said yes­ter­day.

Coronavirus fears trigger panic buying

Scores of concerned people flocked to retail and wholesale outlets today to pick up critical cleaning supplies.

This occurred in light of more cases of Coronavirus and a death being recorded in the region.

As more customers arrived the lines grew longer and stretched down the aisles.

Businesses such as PriceMart, Massy Stores and Pennywise saw stocks flying off the shelves very quickly.

In the case of PriceMart, in particular, a limit of 3 units of certain items was implemented.

Govt bans cruise ship entry to T&T for rest of season

Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh says no cruise ships will be al­lowed to berth in ei­ther Trinidad or To­ba­go for the rest of the cruise ship sea­son.

Speak­ing at a post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing on Thurs­day, Deyals­ingh said the de­ci­sion was tak­en as the Gov­ern­ment steps up its ef­forts to stop or de­lay the coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) from reach­ing T&T's shores.

Guyana CJ rules recount must be done in Region Four

Guyana's Chief Jus­tice Rox­ane George has ruled that the Re­turn­ing Of­fi­cer for the coun­try’s largest elec­toral dis­trict, Dis­trict Four, breached the law in the adding up of State­ments of Poll dur­ing last week's gen­er­al elec­tions and should re­turn to the process, ei­ther afresh or from where they left off.