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T&T to receive 800,000 COVID vaccines via Africa Medical Supply

Trinidad and Tobago is all set to receive around 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Africa Medical Supply Platform.

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Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago is all set to receive around 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Africa Medical Supply Platform.

The island would be receiving Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines from the Africa Medical Supply Platform, and the first batch of vaccines is expected to arrive in the month of August this year.

This was one of the significant announcements made by Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley at a press conference conducted at the Diplomatic Centre, St Anns, on Saturday 05 June 2021.

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Despite this, Dr Rowley also announced that a significant shipment of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines from China is expected to arrive by next week, likely on Thursday.

He further informed that the government is revisiting the border closure and exemption arrangement with an intention to implement a new policy for travel within the next 4-6 weeks.

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

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also met with Caribbean Airlines and various stakeholders on 04 June 2021, and the another meeting is expected to be held on Tuesday to advance this position and details of this arrangement are expected by the end of next week.

For the month of June (starting from tomorrow, Sunday 06 June, 2021), the curfew hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays would be from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

According to the statistics, on 5 June 2021, a total of 391 new COVID-19 cases have been reported on the island taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 26,583 out of which around 15,932 patients have recovered from the deadly virus.

So far, a total of 572 people died in Trinidad and Tobago amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 5 June 2021, around 114,161 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine which is around 8.2 per cent of the population of T&T whereas around 1,179 people have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated which is around 0.1 per cent of the population.

 

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