Trinidad and Tobago: As the COVID-19 situation in many countries is getting more critical, amid the virus situation in the island, The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has made some adjustments in the COVID-19 protocols.
These adjustments were announced by the Prime Minister- Dr the Hon Keith Rowley, during a press conference that took place on Thursday 29th April 2021.
The media conference was conducted at the Victor E. Bruce Complex, Division of Finance and the Economy in T&T.
Following are the new adjustments-
- Closure of the Restaurants and Bars
- Closure of the Malls
- Closure of the place of worship
- Closure of Gyms and the Fitness Centres
- Closure of Spas and Beauty Services
- Closure of Casinos and Betting Houses
- Closure of Theatres, Cinemas and Clubs
- Public Service to operate on essential services only.
- Limited flights between Trinidad and Tobago to accommodate essential travel only. The Seabridge would now operate at a capacity of 25 per cent.
These new measures in the COVID-19 protocols would take immediate effect from Friday, 30 April onwards and would remain in effect till 23 May 2021.
On this, Dr PM Rowley stated that “He has been advised by the lawyers that the existing laws in Public Health Act and the regulations allow members of the Police Service to intervene in private spaces.”
He further added, “If the police is duly of the opinion that what is going on in the private space is detrimental to the public interest with respect to this public health emergency. The Police will be so advised and guided. You will not be allowed to do the impunity of spreading the virus within your private space.”
With this, PM Rowley also announced that “The Government would continue the national vaccination program as more approved COVID-19 vaccines become available.”
PM Rowley shared a post of these new modifications in the COVID-19 protocols via social media.
There are a total of 10,170 active COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago, till now, 8,351 people have been recovered from the COVID virus, and a total of 163 deaths have been reported in Trinidad and Tobago island due to the virus.
The government of the island is trying to control the COVID-19 situation in the country.