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U.S. President Biden responses to T&T’s PM over vaccines distribution

United States President Joe Biden responded to the request of T&T's PM Dr Rowley on the matter of vaccine redistribution. PM Keith Rowley wrote US President Joseph Biden on 19th March 2021, asking the US to share its surplus vaccines with the T&T.

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Trinidad and Tobago: United States President Joe Biden responded to the request of T&T’s PM Dr Rowley on the matter of vaccine redistribution. PM Keith Rowley wrote US President Joseph Biden on 19th March 2021, asking the US to share its surplus vaccines with the T&T.

U.S. President Biden in his response confirmed the United States commitment to partnership with COVAX and with other multinational institutions to ensure the equal distribution of vaccines.

Prime Minister of T&T and CARICOM Chairman, Dr Rowley met with US Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services on 25 March and again on 7 April 2021.

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These both meetings focused on one of the crucial issues

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that is, the need for the equal distribution of vaccines.

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On 19 April, 2021 the PM Rowley conducted talks with Elizabeth Cameron, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at The White House, to again underscore the critical need for the region to have a sufficient and urgent supply of vaccines.

PM Rowley and the Chairman of CARICOM, in all these meetings, raised upraise concerns about the increased danger posed by the almost inevitable possibility of variants of the COVID-19 strain developing or entering within the regional territories
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Concluding the meetings, a commitment was received that once the redistribution policy is prepared, CARICOM will not be ignored.

There are current 9,796 active cases of the COVID-19 virus in Trinidad and Tobago and so far, 8,228 people have been recovered. Till now, Trinidad and Tobago recorded 159 death.

Trinidad and Tobago received vaccines from India and PAHO Caribbean.
The Government of India provided Covidshield vaccines and 40,000 Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccines to T&T whereas PAHO Caribbean provided 34,000 COVAX vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago.

COVID-19 virus pandemic has affected the whole world and had slowed down the economy of the country.

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