Daytime curfew to extend on two public holidays in T&T

The government of Trinidad and Tobago has decided to extend the daytime curfew timing on the two public holidays scheduled this week amid the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Trinidad and Tobago: The government of Trinidad and Tobago has decided to extend the daytime curfew timing on the two public holidays scheduled this week amid the rise in COVID-19 cases.

The two public holidays are – Indian Arrival on Monday and Corpus Christi on Thursday. Despite the essential workers, everybody else is ordered to remain in their respective homes.

The announcement was made at a media conference. With this, PNM announced that 10,000 additional doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been received from the government of Grenada and would be collected by the Air Corps tomorrow.

The government of Trinidad and Tobago has also confirmed supplemental order of more than 100,000 Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines – which is far in abundance of what was earlier received.

During the media conference, the PNM further informed that the Ministry of Health had been given direction to use all 100,000 previously received Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines as first doses without the need for any withholding for the second doses.

The people would now receive their second jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine from the future shipment of Sinopharm vaccines.

As of May 28 2021, a total of 20,642 citizens have received their first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

The party further informed the media that the second dose rollout for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine would begin from June 7 2021. The vaccines would be provided via five mass vaccination sites throughout Trinidad.

The recipients of the dose would be contacted by the RHA’s to advise them with respect to the date and time. PNM further informed that there is no need to call to schedule an appointment to receive the dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Since the pandemic started, the island has reported a total of 23,382 cases of coronavirus, out of which a total of 13,592 people have been recovered from the deadly virus. Trinidad and Tobago have reported 482 deaths due to the COVID-19 mutant.