200,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID vaccine arrives in T&T

The island of Trinidad and Tobago, on 14 June 2021, has received 200,000 doses of the WHO - World Health Organisation approved Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from the People's Republic of China.

Trinidad and Tobago: The island of Trinidad and Tobago, on 14 June 2021, has received 200,000 doses of the WHO – World Health Organisation approved Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from the People’s Republic of China. 

The novel coronavirus vaccines arrived at the Piarco International Airport around 1:37 pm and were then transported to a guarded storage facility. 

The Minister of Health – Terrance Deyalsingh, Dr Amery Browne – the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Trinidad and Tobago – Fang Qiu, were present at the airport when the vaccines arrived. 

As per the report of the Health Ministry till 4 pm of 14 June 2021, a total of 164, 669 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, whereas around 15,394 people have received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine and are fully vaccinated against the mutant now. 

The island has recorded 259 new COVID-19 positive cases on 14 June 2021, taking the total number of active cases to 9,164. With seven additional deaths, the total death rate of the island hikes up to 677, according to the Health Ministry report. 

Since the pandemic started, Trinidad and Tobago have reported a total of 28,982 cases of the virus. So far, a total of 19,141 individuals have recovered from the deadly mutant. 

There are a total of 494 patients in the hospitals, 124 patients are in the step-down facilities, 235 patients are in state quarantine facilities, and 8,287 people have isolated themselves in their homes. 

According to the Health Ministry of T&T, around 211,955 individuals have been tested for the novel coronavirus, out of which about 91,687 people were tested at the private facilities and the remaining 120,268 individuals were tested at the public facilities. 

The island’s government stated in a press release that it remains committed to safeguarding the population’s health and that it would continue to provide safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to the people. 

For any further update and information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, citizens can visit the official website at – https://health.gov.tt/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine