PM Rowley itself is not following COVID-19 protocols: Meighoo

PM and health minister continued to show the tactic of sowing division and are spreading fear , by blaming the citizens of Caroni for the spread of COVID-19 while they themselves are not following protocols.

Trinidad and Tobago: PRO of UNC – Kirk Meighoo once again targeted Prime Minister Rowley and Health minister of Trinidad and Tobago- Terrence Deyalsingh and asserted that the PM and health minister continued to show the tactic of sowing division and are spreading fear , by blaming the citizens of Caroni for the spread of COVID-19 while they themselves are not following protocols.

He cited, “Where is the evidence for this allegation? Where is the science? The evidence that we have been given is that the P1 variant came from an illegal Venezuelan migrant. The Government covered this fact up for weeks, despite question after question from the media and the Opposition.”

Following the statement, he added, “It is also a fact that the current wave occurred over Easter Weekend and that very weekend, Keith Rowley caught COVID-19 and 35 of his contacts were placed under quarantine. Yet the PNM continues to be hypocritical about following its own guidelines.”

He further added that PM himself does not follow the COVID-19 protocols and asserted that “Keith Rowley ignores his own mask rules and wears it as a chin strap. The funeral of Franklin Khan brazenly flouted the health regulations, in the presence of police and security forces. No one was arrested or fined.”

“Even the rules for entering the country were conveniently bent for the funeral. The wedding of a big PNM financier in St. Clair, with Cabinet Ministers in attendance, also displayed their blatant disregard for the regulations, about which Deyalsingh and Rowley constantly rebuke the rest of the population,”- he added.

“The UNC once again pushes back against Deyalsingh and Rowley for divisively blaming the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, instead of owning up to their own failure to prepare enough beds in the parallel health system, their failure to test, their flip-flopping on whether COVID-19 was serious or not, their flip-flopping on wearing masks, their failure to secure enough vaccines on time, their failure to act quickly in this matter since January 2020, and to their failure to plan ahead.”

He concluded, “The PNM must accept responsibility, stop blaming citizens or the Opposition, and manage this crisis better.”

“We remind the country that it is the UNC that called on the Government to treat this as a matter of – urgent public importance, met with the Prime Minister to offer support for a collaborative approach to the coming crisis, was the first organization in this country to provide free masks to citizens, and was the largest organization in the nation providing relief to citizens hurt.”