It’s lunacy that Rowley is linking COVID upsurge to vigils: Kamla

The opposition leader, Kamla Persad Bissesar, once again stated that it is lunacy that PM Rowley is linking the COVID-19 upsurge to vigils that was held three months ago.

Trinidad and Tobago: The opposition leader, Kamla Persad Bissesar, once again stated that it is lunacy that PM Rowley is linking the COVID-19 upsurge to vigils that was held three months ago.

Kamla asserted, “Keith Rowley casting blame on the citizens who attended the Andrea Bharatt vigils, for the current COVID-19 crisis, is an act of wickedness.” With this, she added that the government has no plan to deal with the upsurge in the COVID-19 cases and for that, blaming citizens who visited the Andrea Bharatt vigils is just a distraction.

She added, “On 4 February 2021, Andrea’s body was found. Her funeral took place on 12 February. During that period, nationwide vigils were demanding the government treat with the safety and protection of women – another area in which the Rowley government has failed miserably.”

The opposition leader also stated that it was not logical thinking of the government of Trinidad and Tobago that restricting international travel would save the nation while simultaneously having porous borders.

The leader once again blamed the government amid rise in the COVID-19 cases and cited that starting figures could have been prevented if Trinidad and Tobago had a proactive government that procured vaccines early for the nation.

Following the statement, she added, “The Prime Minister’s excuse that there are no vaccines holds no water as nations smaller than T&T in the region are moving forward to normalcy through vaccination.”

“T&T’s government has failed to procure vaccines, in securing the borders and also has failed to create a plan and policy to lead Trinidad and Tobago out of this pandemic.”

She added that UNC condemns the comments of PM Rowley and sympathizes with the families who have been affected by the violent crimes.

The leader further asserted, “In their time of healing, the families should not have to face the wickedness of a Prime Minister who in order to save face and deflect from the failures of himself and his government, resorts to another blame game, this time blaming vigils held for loved ones.”