T&T: Weekend curfew to remain in place on 25, 26 & 27 June

During the press conference on 19 June 2021, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago - Dr Keith Rowley, announced that the weekend curfew would continue on 25, 26 and 27 June 2021 from 7 pm - 5 am.

Trinidad and Tobago: During the press conference on 19 June 2021, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Dr Keith Rowley, announced that the weekend curfew would continue on 25, 26 and 27 June 2021 from 7 pm – 5 am.

He added that it is likely that the 9 pm to 5 am curfew would recommence on weekends for the month of July. Despite this, the PM also informed that the construction sector is expected to reopen from Monday, 28 June 2021.

The prime minister added that the borders of Trinidad and Tobago are on the path to reopening from the second week of July month and added that the island would receive the third shipment of 33,600 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility at the end of July month.

Following the statement, he further informed that an additional Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines shipment from China is expected to arrive in T&T in the month of July, and the first shipment of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines are expected to arrive on the island in the month of August.

Despite this, PM Rowley has asked the leaders of the nations to encourage the citizens to take their doses with the available WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines in order to defeat the deadly mutant.

Principal Medical Officer of Institutions, Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards, providing the update on the occupancy in the parallel healthcare system, stated that the overall occupancy level is decreasing and currently is at 60 per cent.

Minister of Health of T&T – Terrence Deyalsingh also gave an update on the vaccination data and cited that in total, 176,849 people have received their first dose, and 39,142 persons in total have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated now against the mutant.