Bermuda donates 9,000 doses of COVID vaccine to T&T

Trinidad and Tobago today, on 24 May 2021, received a donation of 9,000 doses of the WHO-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Bermuda.

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago today, on 24 May 2021, received a donation of 9,000 doses of the WHO-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Bermuda.

The donation of vaccines was received by Senator Amery Browne, the minister of foreign and Caricom affairs. The COVID-19 vaccines arrived at the Piarco International Airport at 4:23 pm and were immediately handed over to the technical team of the ministry of health.

Frances Seignoret – Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms Anesa Doodnath Siboo – Principal Pharmacist at the ministry of health accompanied Senator Browne.

The government of Trinidad and Tobago appreciated the effort of the government of Bermuda and thanked for the much-needed assistance of vaccines and also for providing transportation for the vaccines.

As of 23 May 2021, around 67,324 individuals in Trinidad and Tobago have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and a total of 1,179 individuals received their second dose and are now fully vaccinated.

According to the report of the health ministry of T&T, there are a total of 250 new cases reported on 24 May, taking the total number of positive active cases of the COVID-19 virus on the island to 8,150, while a total of 11,727 patients have recovered from the deadly virus.

Till now, the island had reported 390 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are around 455 patients in the hospital.

The health ministry report further states that there are a total of 163 patients in the step-down facility, 183 patients in the state quarantine facility, and around 7,282 people are under home self-isolation.

So far, 166,282 individuals have been tested for the COVID-19 mutant both at public and private facilities. The health ministry has also reminded the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to rely on official sources as – ministry of health for any information regarding the coronavirus update.