T&T: Outdoor activities to resume from 19 July 

He also informed that the nation would receive 800,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, which would arrive on the island on Tuesday, and the first delivery by the African Medical Trust would arrive later this month.

Trinidad and Tobago: During his address in the press conference, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago announced that from 19 July 2021, all the restaurants, food establishments, itinerant and non-itinerant food services would be allowed to provide drive-through, curbside and takeaway services only, while food consumption would not be permitted on site.

He also informed that the nation would receive 800,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, which would arrive on the island on Tuesday, and the first delivery by the African Medical Trust would arrive later this month.

“We can therefore begin to expand our total capacity to bring it in line with the 1.2 million doses that we can confirm in hand. This translates to having 600,000 fully vaccinated citizens in the coming weeks,” PM Rowley added. 

Following are the announcements made by PM Rowley –

– The reopening of outdoor exercise and activity in public spaces, with limited to groups of five individuals from Monday 19 July 2021. 

– All sectors of manufacturing would be allowed to resume and reopening of Car dealerships from Monday onwards – 12 July 2021. 

Following the statement, the prime minister cited that “During the month of July T&T would be significantly vaccinated, and the mass vaccination programme would commence on Friday 16 July 2021. Details would be provided by the T&T’s Ministry of Health.”

PM Rowley added that the government is hopeful that they would fully vaccinate 900,000 people soon and noted that further removal of COVID-19 restrictions would be announced at the end of July.

As per the COVID-19 update report of the T&T’s health ministry, till 10 July 2021, there are a total of 225,546 individuals who have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while around 140,568 individuals have received their second dose of the vaccine and are fully vaccinated now against the deadly virus. 

The island currently is having 6,093 active cases of the novel coronavirus, with 935 deaths and 27,549 recoveries.